terminal phase


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terminal phase

That portion of the trajectory of a ballistic missile between reentry into the atmosphere or the end of the mid-course phase and impact or arrival in the vicinity of the target. See also boost phase; midcourse phase; reentry phase.
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The state pension is in its final, terminal phase of ending, for all pensioner ages, old and new.
It uses multi-mode seekers, with beam-riding laser guidance and an infrared seeker in the terminal phase of flight.
Vessels present a water salute for the installation of the final caisson for Tuas Terminal Phase 1 reclamation in Singapore April 23, 2019.
The phases of care were divided into three periods as diagnosis, treatment, and terminal phase in chemotherapy and multimodality groups.
In other words, there is no such thing as a 'last stretch' in the work for peace; it has no terminal phase.
For final analysis, two distinct sprint sections corresponding to the average of all steps within 017.5 (acceleration phase; number of steps: 11.5 [+ or -] 0.5) and 17.5-35 m (terminal phase; number of steps: 8.8 [+ or -] 0.4) distance intervals have been compared.
The ground-based system is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in their terminal phase of flight and while approaching the target.
It reviews the model and describes the psychosocial typology and time phases of illness, then discusses family organizational and communication processes in illness, multigenerational themes, the interaction over time between illness and individual and family development, and the role of health belief systems; the application of the model and guidelines for illness-phase-related challenges for children, adolescents, and parents, and for later-life conditions, couples relationships, genomic and neurocognitive conditions, and the challenges of threatened loss and terminal phase issues; and the clinicianAEs personal experience and collaborative practice.
The PAD provides long-range high-altitude ballistic missile interception during an incoming missile's midcourse phase and the AAD offers short-range, low-altitude defence against missiles in the terminal phase of their trajectory.
"What is clear from the terminal phase of this siege is that no warring party acted to protect the civilian population."