sliding hernia n.
A hernia in which an abdominal viscus forms part of the hernial sac. Also called extrasaccular hernia, slipped hernia.
noun 1. (formerly) a slide rule.
noun 1. a variable scale, especially of industrial costs, as wages, that may be adapted to changes in demand. 2. a wage scale varying with the selling price of goods produced, the cost of living, or profits. 3. a price scale, as of medical fees, in which prices vary according to the ability of individuals […]
noun, Mechanics. 1. a vector having specified magnitude and lying on a given line.
networking A method of flow control in which a receiver gives a transmitter permission to transmit data until a window is full. When the window is full, the transmitter must stop transmitting until the receiver advertises a larger window. TCP, other transport protocols, and several link-layer protocols use this method of flow control. (2002-12-02)