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7436Land treatmentThe controlled application of wastewater to the soil to achieve treatment of constituents in the wastewater. Three types of land treatment are: slow r.....
8844Land use1 - The culture of the land surface that has a determining effect on the broad social and economic conditions of a region and which determines the amo.....
8820Land-use patternThe areal design or arrangement of land uses, major and minor, and of operation units convenient for cultivation......
6507Land-use-capability classesDivision of agricultural land into classes of similar production potential .....
7255LandfillA disposal facility where waste is placed in or on land......
3919Landing placeA horizontal platform near the water surface level where the cattle or traffic make a landing when unloaded out of the canal (illustrated)......
3889Landmark fishwayA type of pool and jet fishway formed by making the baffles perpendicular to the bottom, but oblique to the axis, and by placing a simple jet deflecto.....
6650Landsat A programme that uses unmanned, earth‑orbiting satellites to scan the surface of the Earth to obtain information relating to natural resources and t.....
8486LandscapeA printer feature, generally controlled by software, which rotates the output image by 90º to print across the length rather than the width of the pa.....
6402LandslideThe rapid, massive movement of earth or rock, or a mixture of both, in a downward direction by sliding. Such sliding is usually along a layer or strat.....
2583Lane`s weighted creep theoryA theory with the premise that the horizontal contacts with the foundation and slopes flatter than 45o, being less liable to have intimate contact, ar.....
4540LanternIn a centrifugal pump, a hollow casing on the engine side of the pump body......
157Laplace-Gauss distribution,or Normal distributionThe probability distribution of a continuous random variable x such that, if x is any real number, the probability density is :.....
158Laplace-Gauss standardized distributionThe probability distribution of a pair of standardized normal variates. For a pair of normal variates (X, Y ) of parameters (mx , my) and (sx and sy) .....
8195Laptop computerA portable personal computer of a size suitable to rest comfortably on one’s legs. A laptop is smaller than a “luggable” (portable, but not comf.....
6942LarvaAn immature form of an organism that must pass through one or more metamorphic changes before becoming an adult......
6943LarvivoreAny organism that consumes larva as a food source......
6314LaserAcronym for `light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation`. An Instrument that collimates intense pulses of light into narrow beam and allo.....
8197LASERLight Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a system that generates high-intensity, highly-focused light for many purposes, including pri.....
8675Laser doppler anemometer/VelocimeterAn instrument that measures velocity of fluid particle based on the principles of doppler effect using laser beam to infer the fluid velocity......
5128Laser grade controlControl of the grade of a drain during construction by means of a receiver mounted on the trenching machine responding to the pre-set grade of the las.....
5233Laser gradingLand grading or land planing carried out using laser-controlled equipment......
4688Laser leveling Leveling guided by the plane of collimated light produced by a revolving laser.  A sensor and electronic controls on the earth moving machinery cause.....
8196Laser printerA computer-driven photocopier that creates an original image of the text or graphics from the output of the computer. A computer-controlled laser beam.....
8198Last-In, First-Out (LIFO)A method of storing and retrieving data in a stack, table, or list......
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