coast meaning

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  • Noun: coast  kowst
    1. The shore of a sea or ocean
      - seashore, seacoast, sea-coast 
    2. A slope down which sleds may coast
      "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course" 
    3. The area within view
      "the coast is clear" 
    4. The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
      "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
      - slide, glide
    Verb: coast  kowst
    1. Move effortlessly; by force of gravity

    Derived forms: coasting, coasts, coasted

    See also: coastal, coaster

    Type of: aspect, glide, incline, motion, move, movement, panorama, prospect, scene, shore, side, slope, view, vista

    Encyclopedia: Coast

  • [Engineering]
    "A memory feature on a radar which, when activated, causes the range and angle systems to continue to move in the same direction and at the same speed as that required to track an original target."

  • [Computer]
    <architecture> (COAST) Intel Corporation attempt to's standardise the modular L2 cache subsystem in Pentium-based computers.

    A COAST module should be about 4.35" wide by 1.14" high. According to earlier specifications from Motorola, a module between 4.33" and 4.36" wide, and between 1.12" and 1.16" high is within the COAST standard. Some module vendors, including some major motherboard suppliers, greatly violate the height specification.

    Another COAST specification violated by many suppliers concerns clock distribution in synchronous modules. The specification requires that the clock tree to each synchronous chip be balanced, i.e. equal length from edge of the connector to individual chips. An unbalanced clock tree increases reflections and noise.

    For a 256 kilobyte cache module the standard requires the same clock be used for both chips but some vendors use separate clocks to reduce loading on the clock driver and hence increase the clock speed. However, this creates unbalanced loading in other motherboard configurations, such as motherboards with soldered caches in the system.


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  1. lookouts were spotted all along the coast.
  2. the warm japanese current flows past the coast.
  3. faber was getting out via the east coast.
  4. the coast line was crowded with u-boat nests.
  5. east coast shipowners advocated free trade.

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