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[mass noun] The response of an electronic device to a sudden large increase in input, especially one that causes the device to respond at its maximum rate.
- ‘The BAT detects bursts and initiates the autonomous slewing to bring the XRT and the Ultraviolet / Optical Telescope within focus of the burst.’
- ‘The performances of a six-position dwell calibration and an optimal slewing calibration are determined to be dependent on the mission.’
- ‘For example, the slewing maneuvers will arise with application of torque.’
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