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Appendix I, Continued PRO WORD.—Pronounceable words or phrases  that  have  been  assigned  meanings for  expediting  message  handling  on  radio circuits  where  procedure  is  used. PSYCHROMETER.—A  type  of hygrometer  (an  instrument  for  determining atmospheric  humidity)  consisting essentially  of  dry-bulb  and  wet-bulb thermometers. PULSE-REPETITION  RATE.—The  rate  at which  recurrent  pulses  are  transmitted, usually  expressed  in  pulses  per  second. QUARTERDECK.—The  portion  of  the weather  deck  designated  by  the commanding  officer  for  official ceremonies. RADAR.—(RAdio  Detection  And Ranging)  is  a  method  of  determining  the distance to and direction of objects by sending out a beam of microwave radio energy and detecting the returned reflections. RANGE.—Two  or  more  objects  in  line. RANGE  MARKER.—A  distance  marker, as on a radar PPI. RANGE  STROBE.—An  electronic  range marker  on  a  radar  PPI. RECIPROCAL.—A  direction  180°  from  a given direction. REFERENCE  SHIP.—A  ship  to  which relative  movement  of  other  ship  is  referred. REFRACTION.—The  change  in  direction of  motion  of  a  ray  of  radiant  energy  as  it passes  obliquely  from  one  medium  into another  in  which  the  speed  of  propagation is different. RELATIVE  BEARING.—Bearing  relative to heading or to the ship. RELATIVE  MOTION.—Apparent  motion; relative movement. RELATIVE  MOVEMENT  LINE.—A  line connecting  successive  positions  of  a maneuvering  ship  relative  to  a  reference ship. RELATIVE  PLOT.—A  plot  of  the successive  positions  of  a  ship  relative  to  a reference  point,  which  is  usually  in  motion. ROOT  MEAN  SQUARE.—The  square root of the arithmetical mean of the squares of a group of numbers. RUNNING  FIX.—A  position  determined by  crossing  lines  of  position  obtained  at different  times  and  advanced  or  retired  to common time. SAILING  DIRECTIONS.—A  descriptive book  for  the  use  of  mariners,  containing detailed  information  of  coastal  waters, harbor facilities, and so forth, of an area. SCALE.—The  ratio  between  the  linear dimensions  of  a  chart,  map,  drawing,  and so forth, and the actual dimensions represented. a AI-10

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