Technology / Aviation / Adiabatic Lapse Rate: The rate at which ascending air cools and descending air warms, given that no heat is added or taken away. The rate for dry air (DALR) is based on 5.4° F per 1000' altitude (1° per 100 meters). Moist or saturated rates (SALR) vary with barometric pressures and temperatures and must be adjusted for accuracy.
Lapse Noun Synonyms: slip, error, mistake, fault, failing, oversight, blunder, shortcoming, omission, lapsus, slip-up, fluff, goof
Lapse Verb Synonyms: gap, break, interval, intermission, interruption, pause, lacuna, hiatus, Prosody caesura, hold-up
Rate Verb Synonyms: measure, pace, gait, speed, velocity, clip
Rate Noun Synonyms: rank, grade, class, classify, evaluate, estimate, calculate, compute, count, reckon, judge, gauge, assess, appraise, measure
Science / Biology / Phosphoglycerate (PGA): A three-carbon molecule formed when carbon dioxide is added to ribulose biphosphate (RuBP) during the dark reaction of photosynthesis (Calvin, or Calvin-Benson Cycle). PGA is converted to PGAL, using MORE
Science / Marine Biology / Photosynthetic Rate: The rate of conversion of dissolved carbon dioxide and bicarbonate ion to photosynthetic product MORE