retardance

All Noun
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  • The thickness of these wave plates and therefore their retardance varies across the beam.
  • The "head-on" resistance is the retardance the aeroplane meets in passing through the air, and is counted in square feet. Cited from Flying Machine, by W.J. Jackman & Thos. H. Russell
  • This is done in telephony, and hence we obtain the law of retardance, or the law by which we can calculate the distance to which speech is possible. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXXII, No. 822, Oct. 3, 1891
  • They increase the time constant and introduce a slowness which may be called retardance, for they diminish the rate at which currents can be transmitted. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXXII, No. 822, Oct. 3, 1891
  • Aside from their obvious advantage over straw roofs in terms of fire retardance, the impermeable surface also protected the adobe walls below from the damaging effects of rain.
  • Dielectric mirrors exhibit retardance as a function of angle of incidence and mirror design.
  • This increases the base fabric's abrasion resistance by a factor of 5-10 times without reducing its flame retardance.
  • Now the retardance due to electromagnetic inertia increases directly with the amount of electromagnetic inertia present, but it diminishes with the amount of resistance of the conductor. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXXII, No. 822, Oct. 3, 1891
  • In a fire, PVC-coated wires can form hydrogen chloride fumes; the chlorine serves to scavenge free radicals and is the source of the material's fire retardance.