from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Basketball See tip-off2.
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- n. the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
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This particular set of plumbing feeds gaseous hydrogen (tapped off the SSMEs, I believe - not 100 percent sure where the tap-off point is as I write this) back into the External Tank's liquid hydrogen tank during ascent, to maintain pressurization of the tank.
Why do we keep ending up with the same terrible vehicle designs (i.e., Shuttle, Shuttle-C, ALS, NLS, and now Ares I) and the same terrible engine designs (i.e., SSME, OMS, and J-2X, when the tap-off J-2S was far superior)?
In any ease the tap-off power shall be allotted according to the technical possibilities and to the already existing cable capacity (e.g. 1.5 kW instead of 2 kW in level 3, monthly billing as per level 3 or 4 kW instead of 8 kW in level 4, monthly billing as per level 4);
The project will have tap-off points at Palanpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Rewari and Delhi
The tap-on, tap-off system is not only more convenient, will keep more accurate ridership counts, according to UTA Spokeswoman Carrie Bohnsack-Ware.
Alternatively, if downloading the app, getting a friend to download the app, and having him challenge you to a Lady GaGa tap-off is a little too much trouble for you, just watch the video below.
Ah well, better too many hotdogs and popcorn at the kick-off, face-off, tap-off, first pitch, than too little.