Technology / Aviation / Absolute Ceiling
Absolute Ceiling: The maximum altitude above sea level at which an aircraft can maintain level flight under Standard Air conditions.
Ceiling: The lowest cloud layer that is reported as broken or overcast. If the sky is totally obscured, then it is the height of the vertical visibility.
Ceiling Joist: One of a series of parallel framing members used to support ceiling loads and supported in turn by larger beams, girders or bearing walls. Also called roof joists.
Ceiling Light: An instrument consisting of a drum and an optical system that projects a narrow vertical beam of light onto a cloud base.
Absolute Zero: Considered to be the point at which theoretically no molecular activity exists or the temperature at which the volume of a perfect gas vanishes. The value is 0° Kelvin, -273.15° Celsius and . . . View Full Definition
Absolute Time: One of the two types of geologic time (relative time being the other), with a definite age date established mostly by the decay of radioactive elements, although ages may also be obtained by . . . View Full Definition
Fee Simple Absolute: The maximum possible estate or right of ownership of real property, continuing forever.
Glass Ceiling Act Of 1991: An act meant to raise public awareness regarding the underutilization of females and minorities in certain positions within the U.S. workforce and eliminate barriers preventing advancement.
Suspended Ceiling: A ceiling system supported by hanging it from the overhead structural framing.
Variable Ceiling: Occurs when the height of a ceiling layer increases and decreases rapidly, The ascribed height is the average of all the varying values.