a small rocket engine used to make corrections in the flight path of spacecraft or missiles.
noun 1. a neutron-absorbing material, as boron or cadmium, in the shape of a rod or other configuration, that can be moved into or out of the core of a nuclear reactor to regulate the rate of fission. noun 1. one of a number of rods or tubes containing a neutron absorber, such as boron, […]
[as-kee] /ˈæs ki/ noun 1. a standard code, consisting of 128 7-bit combinations, for characters stored in a computer or to be transmitted between computers. /ˈæskiː/ noun acronym 1. American standard code for information interchange: a computer code for representing alphanumeric characters 1963, initialism from “American Standard Code for Information Interchange.” ASCII (ās’kē) A code […]
noun 1. a room housing control equipment, as in a recording studio.
noun, Aeronautics. 1. a lever by which a pilot controls the ailerons and elevator of an aircraft. noun 1. the lever by which a pilot controls the lateral and longitudinal movements of an aircraft Also called control column, joy stick