Sink

In modelling, a state variable outside the system boundary, ie. not quantified, to which outputs may go but do not return.

Sink

A reservoir that uptakes a chemical element or compound from another part of its cycle. For example, soil and trees tend to act as natural sinks for carbon.

Sink

a complex fold in which a corner of the model is turned inside out to become a pocket. Sinks may be either open or closed. An open sink is one in which the layers of the paper can be opened to allow the sink to be achieved in a structured manner. A closed sink is one where the layers of the paper cannot be opened and the sink must be performed in an ad hoc manner. Closed sinks can often be turned into open sinks by a careful restructuring of the layers. ...

Sink

A sink (also sinker, washbowl, hand basin and wash basin) is a bowl-shaped plumbing fixture used for washing hands, for dishwashing or other purposes. Sinks generally have taps (faucets) that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain may itsel...
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'In a second-order [linear difference equation] system, if both roots are positive and less than one, then the system converges monotonically to the steady state. If the roots are complex and lie inside the unit circle then the system spirals into the steady state. If at least one root is negative, but both roots are less than one in absolute ...
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Sink

(1) Site of the storage of some material. (2) Another name for sinkhole.
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sink

(from the article `angiosperm`) ...into sieve tubes at source regions (places of photosynthesis or mobilization and exportation of storage products) raises the osmotic pressure in ...
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(from the article `atmosphere, evolution of`) ...that removes gas either chemically, as in the consumption of oxygen during the process of combustion, or physically, as in the loss of hydrogen to ... The dominant pathways by which gases are removed from the present atmosphere are discussed below in the section Biogeochemical cycles. Apa...
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sink

[n] - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe 2. [v] - go under, `The raft sank and its occupants drowned` 3. [v] - cause to sink 4. [v] - fall or drop to a lower place or level 5. [v] - pass into a specified state or condition 6. [v] - descend into or as if into some s...
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Sink

• (n.) The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River. • (v. i.) To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate. • (v. t.) To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt. • (v....
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sink

verb fall or drop to a lower place or level; `He sank to his knees`
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sink

noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
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Sink

[computing] In computing, a sink or event sink is a class or function designed to receive incoming events from another object or function. This is commonly implemented in C++ as callbacks. Object-oriented languages, such as Java and C#, have built-in support for sinks by allowing events to be fired to delegate functions. It can also be cons...
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Sink

[geography] A geographic sink is a depression within an endorheic basin where water collects with no visible outlet. Instead of discharging, the collected water is lost due to evaporation and/or penetration (water sinking underground, e.g., to become groundwater in an aquifer). If the sink has karstic terrain, water will sink at a higher ra...
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Sink

Sink (sĭnk) intransitive verb [ imperfect Sunk (sŭnk), or ( Sank (sănk)); past participle Sunk (obs. Sunken , -- now used as adj. ); present participle & verbal...
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Sink

Sink noun 1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen. 3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are los...
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Sink

Sink transitive verb 1. To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship. « [ The Athenians] fell upon the wings and sank a single ship.» Jowett (Thucyd.). 2. Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; t...
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sink

1. A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes. ... 2. A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc, as in a kitchen. ... 3. A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; called also sink hole. Sink hole. The opening to a sink drain. A cesspoo...
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A body or process that acts as a storage device or disposal mechanism; e.g., plants and the oceans act as sinks absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Also, a location in a plant where sugar is being consumed, either in metabolism or by conversion to starch.
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Sink

A body or process that acts as a storage device or disposal mechanism; e.g., plants and the oceans a
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Sink

A depression on the part surface over a thick wall feature i.e., a rib, boss, thick sprue gate or change in wall section. Caused by the delayed cooling effects of the center of the thick area. When the hot center cools, it shrinks and pulls down the skin on the surface.
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Sink

A stationary basin connected with a drain and water supply for washing and drainage.
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SINK

A stationary basin connected with a drain and water supply for washing and drainage.
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In environmental chemistry, an area or part of the environment in which, or a process by which, one or more pollutants is removed from the medium in which it is dispersed. Note: For example - moist ground acts as a sink for sulfur dioxide in the air.
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Sink

In general, any process, activity, or mechanism that removes a greenhouse gas or a precursor of a greenhouse gas or aerosol from the atmosphere.
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