Engineering. a stress induced by the elastic deformation of a structure under a temporary load.
another term for secondary accent
noun, Computers. 1. storage, as on disk or tape, supplemental to and slower than main storage, not under the direct control of the CPU and generally contained outside it: Secondary storage for this system is contained on videodisk.
noun 1. Sports. the squad of players available either individually or as a team to replace or relieve those who start a game. 2. a secondary position, status, or group, as in a level of corporate management. second string noun 1. (mainly Brit) an alternative course of action, etc, intended to come into use should […]
- Second-system effect
(Sometimes, more euphoniously, “second-system syndrome”) When one is designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and successful system, there is a tendency to become grandiose in one’s success and design an elephantine feature-laden monstrosity. The term was first used by Fred Brooks in his classic “The Mythical Man-Month. It described the jump from a […]
or second-thought noun 1. Often, second thoughts. reservation about a previous action, position, decision, judgment, or the like: He had second thoughts about his decision. Idioms 2. on second thought, after reconsideration: On second thought, I don’t think I’ll go. second thought noun 1. (usually pl) a revised opinion or idea on a matter already […]