Technology / Programming / Lifting: Lifting is the process by which the differences among multiple, concrete implementations of the same algorithm are abstracted away, producing a generic algorithm.
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Lifting A Leg

Business / Finance / Lifting A Leg: Closing out one side of a long-short arbitrage before the other is closed. MORE

Lifting Clause

Business / Real Estate / Lifting Clause: A provision in a junior mortgage that allows the underlying senior loan to be replaced or refinanced so long as the amount of the new senior loan does not exceed the amount of the first lien outstandi MORE

Lifting Condensation Level (LCL)

Science / Weather / Lifting Condensation Level (LCL): The height at which a parcel of moist air becomes saturated when it is lifted dry adiabatically. MORE

Orographic Lifting

Science / Weather / Orographic Lifting: Where the flow of air is forced up and over barriers such as highlands or mountains. Moist air being forced aloft begins to cool, consequently condensation forms, and rain or snow begins to fall. By t MORE

Skew T-Log P Diagram

Science / Weather / Skew T-Log P Diagram: A thermodynamic diagram, using the temperature and the logarithm of pressure as coordinates. It is used to evaluate and forecast air parcel properties. Some values that can be determined are the Conve MORE

Pick Up

Entertainment / Golf / Pick Up: Lifting the ball and discontinuing play on a hole, for various reasons (e.g., informal - too many strokes and too much time has elapsed, causing the following group to wait unduly: team or match play MORE