a circle on a sphere, the plane of which does not pass through the center of the sphere.
Compare great circle (def 1).
a circular section of a sphere that does not contain the centre of the sphere Compare great circle
- Small-claims court
[smawl-kleymz] /ˈsmɔlˈkleɪmz/ noun 1. a special court established to handle small claims or debts, usually without the services of lawyers.
[smawl-klohz, -klohth z] /ˈsmɔlˌkloʊz, -ˌkloʊðz/ plural noun 1. British. small, personal items of clothing, as underwear, handkerchiefs, etc. 2. knee breeches, especially the close-fitting ones worn in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. smallclothes /ˈsmɔːlˌkləʊz; -ˌkləʊðz/ plural noun 1. men’s close-fitting knee breeches of the 18th and 19th centuries
- Small cog in a large wheel
see: cog in the wheel
- Small computer system interface
hardware, standard (SCSI) /skuh’zee/, /sek’si/ The most popular processor-independent standard, via a parallel bus, for system-level interfacing between a computer and intelligent devices including hard disks, floppy disks, CD-ROM, printers, scanners, and many more. SCSI can connect multiple devices to a single SCSI adaptor (or “host adaptor”) on the computer’s bus. SCSI transfers bits in […]