column formation


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column formation

A formation in which elements are placed one behind the other.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The American ironclads were no longer in column formation; the Theodore Roosevelt, badly damaged, had turned to the southeast, and the Andrew Jackson, greatly battered but uninjured in any fighting part was passing between her and the still fresh and vigorous Furst Bismarck to intercept and meet the latter's fire.
At the end, all participating ships carried out skim-past in a column formation and presented the "Qaumi Naraa" to the premier.
In the end, all participating ships carried out skim pasts in a column formation and presented 'Qaumi Naraa' to the dignitary.
Uninjured ants then hoist up the wounded and carry them, as well as the dead termites, back to the nest in the same column formation, sometimes as far as about 165 feet (50 meters).
At the end, all participating ships of different countries skimmed past PNS Nasr in a column formation and presented salute to the dignitary.
[12] proposed that progressive cooling and crystallization, in combination with vertical loading, create a pressure gradient that drives melt migration parallel to the column axis, causing viscous fingering that is the ultimate control on the uniformity of column formation.
Figure 3(a) showed aluminum column formation by mechanical cutting.