an annuity payable until the death of the last of two or more designated persons, though sometimes with reduced amounts after the first such person dies.
noun 1. one of a pair of bars used to join two rails longitudinally.
- Joint bi-level image experts group
algorithm (JBIG) An experts group of ISO, IEC and ITU-T (JTC1/SC2/WG9 and SGVIII) working to define a compression standard for lossless image coding. Their proposed algorithm features compatible progressive coding and sequential coding and is lossless – the image is unaltered after compression and decompression. JBIG can handle images with from one to 255 bits […]
noun, U.S. Military. 1. the chiefs of staff of the army and the air force, the commandant of the marine corps, and the chief of naval operations, together with a chairman selected from one of the branches of the armed forces, serving as the principal military advisory body to the president, the National Security Council, […]
noun, Government. 1. a committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral legislature in order to reach a compromise on their differences concerning a particular issue.