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A decrease in the speed of rotation of a spinning object, in particular a heavenly body or a computer disk.
- ‘The monomeric KpnI fragments, separated from plasmid vectors and gel purified by the spin-down method, were labeled with flourescein - 11-dUTP (Amersham Pharmacia Biotech).’
- ‘Recent measurements show that the actual characteristic spin-down period of the GP-B gyros exceeds 10,000 years-well beyond the requirement.’
- ‘However, the relationship between spin-down rate and magneto-dipole losses is not as straightforward for pulsars that also emit X-rays.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.