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  • The projections will take the form of an S-shaped curve in which growth begins slowly, increases rapidly for a while then slows as it approaches a fixed upper growth limit.

    Beachwood Borough Master Plan, Part II « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Briefing notes show the Y-shaped line will cost around £ 11.2 billion to build and £ 1.25 billion a year to run, but will deliver around £ 15 billion more in wider transport benefits and £ 10 billion more in revenue than the S-shaped option.

    U.K. Outlines High-Speed Rail Vision

  • Historical linguists, who have traced the development of auxiliary do, show that its frequency, relative to the ‘main verb inversion’ pattern, followed a kind of S-shaped evolutionary curve (where there is a period of slow change followed by a period of rapid change) that also characterises the way – in Darwinian terms – one species replaces another.

    X is for X-bar Theory « An A-Z of ELT

  • I think the S-shaped line of stitching will gather the lace so that it will make two layers, each of which is ruffled, with the ruffles alternately shorter and longer.

    Jean's Knitting

  • The government had been looking at the so-called single line "S-shaped" option, but after consulting with engineers decided the Y-shaped option was more cost effective.

    U.K. Outlines High-Speed Rail Vision

  • The projections will take the form of an S-shaped curve in which growth begins slowly, increases rapidly for a while then slows as it approaches a fixed upper growth limit.

    2009 March 06 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • I watched them slalom down an S-shaped, 12-foot drop.

    A Year Without Fear

  • Atop this, Smith welded five S-shaped forgings he'd also found at Voltri, placed sequentially in a regular A-B-A-B-A pattern.

    Forged in the Classical Tradition

  • And greeting the guests would be this serpentine, S-shaped newel post - very bold, very chunky, very fluid, very energetic in form with a sweeping handrail leading up to the landing of the staircase suggesting that the gentility continues even onto the second floor.

    Thomas Day: A Master Craftsman, With Complications

  • Day's method was to take designs that were popular up North and add his own touches - such as that S-shaped newel post.

    Thomas Day: A Master Craftsman, With Complications

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