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Perpendicular

Denoting the latest stage of English Gothic church architecture, prevalent from the late 14th to mid 16th centuries and characterized by broad arches, elaborate fan vaulting, and large ...

Press Coverage

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Linda Greenhouse

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
706 words

...galleries. Unlike Congress, the Court limits its press credentials to those who cover the institution on a regular basis. Unaccredited reporters who need to hear a particular argument receive press passes on a day‐by‐day basis. In the courtroom itself, two wooden benches, perpendicular to the justices' bench, accommodate nineteen reporters and are usually adequate for the demand. When press demand is great, the Public Information Office can add several dozen more seats in an adjoining hallway, where occupants can hear the argument over a loudspeaker but...

rectangular coordinates

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
48 words

...coordinates The familiar x, y coordinate system based on an x baseline and a y line perpendicular to it. Rectangular coordinates are used to document and locate evidence at crime scenes using a grid method and measurements from a reference baseline or baselines. See also polar coordinates...

crossed polars

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
51 words

...polars In polarized light microscopy (PLM), the observational condition in which the sample is placed between two polarizing filters. The filters are oriented such that the light they emit is polarized in perpendicular directions. Thus, if any light reaches the eyepiece, it is a result of interaction with the...

angle of impact

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
89 words
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1

...As the angle becomes more oblique, the resulting spot becomes more elongated and the amount of elongation can be used to estimate impact angle. 2. The term is also used analogously to describe wound biomechanics and bullet trajectory. Impact of a blood droplet travelling perpendicular to the...

birefringence

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
122 words
Illustration(s):
1

...and a Group I metal (here lithium Li) in THF to produce a reactive intermediate that rapidly forms methamphetamine. The solution initially should be a deep blue colour which gradually turns greyish brown as methamphetamine is produced. axis of the fibre than when observed perpendicular to it. The calculated difference between these two values is the birefringence of the...

Potestas terrae finitur, ubi finitur armorum vis

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Guide to Latin in International Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
137 words

...armō´rum vis . “Power over the land ends wherever the force of arms ends.” An expression of the “cannonshot rule,” which was used to establish each state’s maritime territorial boundaries by the maximum distance of a cannon shot from shore aimed seaward in a direction perpendicular to the shore. The cannonshot rule was superseded by developments in customary maritime law and, ultimately, the rule codified in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which established territorial sea boundaries generally at twelve nautical miles from the littoral baseline....

Grisbådarna Arbitration

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
217 words

...territorial waters with it. In order to determine what this involved, however, it was necessary to apply contemporary rules as to boundary delimitation and not rules developed in later times, such as the median line rule. The applicable rule was in fact that of the line perpendicular to the coast. This would assign the Grisbådarna banks to Sweden—a solution to which support was given by the circumstance that the Swedish lobster fishery was more extensive and of older establishment than the Norwegian and that Sweden had made herself responsible for the...

polarized light microscopy

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
370 words

..., which converts the beam to plane polarized light. This passes through the sample and then through a second polarizing filter called the analyser . Initially, these two filters are set such that the light passing through the analyser is polarized in a plane that is perpendicular to the light that can pass through the analyser. As a result, with no sample in the light path, the view appears completely dark, since the analyser blocks all the polarized light from the polarizer. However, when a sample is placed on the stage, the oscillations of light that...

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