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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rotation of the plane of polarization of either a plane-polarized light beam passed through a transparent isotropic medium or a plane-polarized microwave passing through a magnetic field along the lines of that field. Also called Faraday rotation.

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  • Extended Industry Standard Architecture, a bus standard for computer peripherals.

Etymologies

After Michael Faraday.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "Recognition from an independent and well-respected organization such as EISA in not only an honor, but also reinforces our continuing innovation in projection technology."

    PR.com Press Releases

  • Introduced last year with the FinePix F200EXR, this radical new approach to sensor technology has been met with rave reviews and numerous awards from international industry organisations such as EISA and TIPA.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • For medium - and heavy-duty trucks, Section 101 adjusts some of the criteria to be used by NHTSA under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007.

    David Doniger: The Lugar Energy Plan: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • However, because of an ethanol use mandate set out by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded in the Energy Independence and Security Act EISA of 2007, oil companies are now required to blend ethanol into the gas supply.

    Erich Pica: Time to Stop Subsidizing Ethanol

  • The exact wording from the Gentlemen of Congress: “...the restrictions included in EISA will make it impossible to meet the RFS mandates.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Bipartisan (Biofuel) “War on Science”:

  • In the memorandum, the president requested that the DOE take all necessary steps, consistent with the consent decree, EPACT, and EISA, to finalize legally required efficiency standards as expeditiously as possible and consistent with all applicable judicial and statutory deadlines.

    President Obama to DOE: Update energy-efficiency standards ASAP

  • Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports and ConsumerReports. org, believes the EISA can result in meaningful increases in efficiency that will eventually help you lower your energy bills and shrink your carbon footprint. —

    2007 Energy Act: ABCs of the EISA

  • The EISA requires lightbulbs to use about 20 to 30 percent less energy than most current incandescent bulbs; the phase-in period is 2012 to 2014.

    2007 Energy Act: ABCs of the EISA

  • Some other EISA highlights for the home: • Dishwashers: The dishwasher standard that will go into effect in 2010 will reduce by 7 percent the energy consumption of a new dishwasher that just meets the federal minimum level.

    2007 Energy Act: ABCs of the EISA

  • EISA will push the auto industry to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide by a minimum of 30 percent.

    Charley Territo: EcoDriving

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