ceiling

  1. the overhead upper surface of a room
  2. (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
  3. an upper limit on what is allowed
  4. maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

Ceiling

The maximum allowable interest rate over the life of the loan of an adjustable rate mortgage

Ceiling

Limits the funding increase a council can receive from the government every year. In 2002-3, it was set at 7% for councils that deliver education and social services, and at 10% for those that do not. The money saved through this mechanism helps pay for the funding floor.
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ceiling

[n] - an upper limit on what is allowed 2. [n] - maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions) 3. [n] - (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds 4. [n] - the overhead upper surface of a room
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Ceiling

A recognised high point in market prices. This may be a point the market does not expect the price to exceed, the highest price achieved before the market declines or a level set by a customer as a maximum price to be paid.
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Ceiling

The overhead upper surface.
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Ceiling

Maximum concentration for short period (usually between 5 and 30 minutes, each gas is different) usually four such exposures are allowed per day and average exposures must still be within TWA.
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Ceiling

The maximum height to which an aeroplane can climb. The Absolute Ceiling is the height at which the rate of climb is zero and at which the aeroplane has only one possible flying speed. Absolute ceiling is sometimes called the theoretical ceiling. The Service Ceiling is the height at which the rate of climb of any aeroplane has dropped to 100ft. per...
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Ceiling

Ceil'ing noun [ See Cell , transitive verb ] 1. (Architecture) (a) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor. (b) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, wi...
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ceiling

cap noun an upper limit on what is allowed; `they established a cap for prices`
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ceiling

noun the overhead upper surface of a room; `he hated painting the ceiling`
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ceiling

noun (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
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Ceiling

• (v. t.) The inner planking of a vessel. • (v. t.) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done. • (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ceil • (v. t.) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor.Ceiling: words...
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ceiling

the overhead surface or surfaces covering a room, and the underside of a floor or a roof. Ceilings are often used to hide floor and roof ... [6 related articles]
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Ceiling

See price ceiling.
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Ceiling

This is the integer round-up of a value, x: Ceiling(x) = min{z: z integer, z >= x}. Examples: Ceiling(5)=5, Ceiling(5.001)=6, Ceiling(–1.2)=–1. Also, see floor.
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Ceiling

In architecture a ceiling is the inside lining of a room over-head. In the 16th century a 'seeling' was either a horizontal or a vertical partition between rooms, but since the mid-17th century the term has been applied to concealing the timbers of the room above or roof from the room. Ceilings are now usually formed of plaster, but formerly, befor...
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Ceiling

[cloud] In aviation, ceiling is a measurement of the cloud base height relative to the ground. Ceiling is reported as part of the METAR (METeorological Aviation Report) used for flight planning by pilots worldwide. A ceiling listed as `unlimited` means either that the sky is mostly free of cloud cover, or that the cloud is high enough not t...
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CEILING

The lowest cloud layer that is reported as broken or overcast. If the sky is totally obscured, then it is the height of the vertical visibility. Related terms: measured ceiling and variable ceiling
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Ceiling

Maximum concentration for short period (usually between 5 and 30 minutes, each gas is different) usually four such exposures are allowed per day and average exposures must still be within TWA.
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Ceiling

the upper limit of ability that can be measured by a particular test.
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ceiling

The largest value that something can take. The ceiling function of a number x is the smallest integer that is not smaller than x.
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Ceiling

The exposure limit for a substance that should (or in the case of OSHA PEL's "shall") not be exceeded. If instantaneous monitoring is not feasible, then a 15-minute time weighted average is used.
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CEILING

(1) The heights above the earth's surface of the lowest layer of clouds or obscuring phenomena that is reported as "broken," "overcast," or "obscuration," and not classified as "thin" or "partial". (2) The maximum height above sea level in STANDARD AIR attainable by an aircraft under given conditions
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Ceiling

A ceiling ŋ is an overhead interior surface that covers the upper limit of a room. It is not generally considered a structural element, but a finished surface concealing the underside of the floor or roof structure above. Ceilings are classified according to their appearance or construction. A cathedral ceiling is any tall ceiling area similar to...
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