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Backwash

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Definition of the noun backwash

What does backwash mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: backwashes

  1. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  2. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
  3. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of backwash: wake
    • more generic terms: moving ridge / wave = one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid

Alternative definition of the noun backwash

noun

  1. [nautical] The backward flow of water from oars or propeller.
  2. The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine.
  3. The result or consequence of an event; an aftermath.
  4. The saliva, spit or food particles that have flowed back into a drink after someone has drunk from it.

Group

Backwash is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Backwash" is a retrospective compilation of music by the group Talulah Gosh.
    • genre: Indie pop
    • released on (19 years ago)
  2. "Backwash" is a musical album of Teenage Bad Girl.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Backwash" is a composition.

Film

"Backwash" is a 2010 comedy TV series created by Joshua Malina.

Miscellanea

  1. Backwash a.k.a. Backwashing: Filters are employed to remove particles from liquids. Water treatment filters that can be backwashed include rapid sand filters, pressure filters and granular activated carbon filters. Diatomaceous earth filters are backwashed according to the proprietary arrangement of pumps, valves and filters associated with the filtration system. Slow sand filters and self-cleaning screen filters employ mechanisms other than backwashing to remove trapped particles. To keep water treatment filters functional, they have to be cleaned periodically to remove particulates. Ineffective backwashing is one of the main reasons that water treatment filters fail. In terms of water treatment, including water purification and sewage treatment, backwashing refers to pumping water backwards through the filter media, sometimes including intermittent use of compressed air during the process. Backwashing is a form of preventive maintenance so that the filter media can be reused. In water treatment plants, backwashing can be an automated process that is run by local programmable logic controllers or by centralized SCADA systems.
  2. Backwash tells the tale of three slacker friends and the adventures that ensue after one of them inadvertently robs a bank armed only with a large salami. With echoes of the Marx Brothers and Monty Python, Backwash is a slapstick look at the effects of sudden wealth on three American losers.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Backwash

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Google previewLetter Report (2012)

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant's Water Recovery System by Board on Army Science and Technology, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

A risk associated with media loss during backwash is that the lost media can accumulate in damaging ways. Displaced media can fill up storage tanks, damage pumps, and cause other problems. In general, media particles must be managed ...

Google previewPretreatment for Reverse Osmosis Desalination (2017)

by Nikolay Voutchkov

Membrane backwash is a multistep process, which for most commercially available UF and MF systems applies a combination of filtered water and air in a sequence and at rates designed to maximize the removal of particulates that have ...

Google previewUPSC IAS Mains : GEOGRAPHY CATEGORISED PAPERS

by Editorial Board

Backwash: Backwash is a backward movement of water from the shore, once it has washed the run up of the beach. Backwater: Backwater is defined as a water body formed due to an obstruction in drainage. Bar Chart: Bar chart is a graphical ...

Google previewPhysical Removal of Cryptosporidium oocysts & Giardia cysts in Drinking Water

The procedure for backwashing is detailed in the O&M Manual (Appendix B). The normal backwash is an automatic function of the unit; the only adjustments which can be made are to frequency, duration, and pressure. Procedures for making ...

Google previewTesting for Language Teachers (2003)

by Arthur Hughes

Backwash is the effect that tests have on learning and teaching. Since the first edition of this book, there has been evidence of a much greater interest in backwash1 than was previously the case, and its importance in language testing is ...

Google previewPerformance Kayaking (1990)

by Stephen B. U'Ren

The backwash is the frothy water that's ...

Google previewWater Filtration Practices (2011)

Including Slow Sand Filters and Precoat Filtration by Gary S. Logsdon

Gradually increasing the wash-water flow rate during the beginning of the backwash is a safer procedure than suddenly applying a high rate of upward flow . Presence of air in the underdrain or in the pipes supplying wash water to the filter can ...

Google previewFundamentals of Water Treatment Unit Processes (2016)

Physical, Chemical, and Biological by David Hendricks

Backwash is the most critical hydraulic condition, which should be the basis for design. The same principles apply to air flow, e.g., to an aerated grit chamber. 5. After an algorithm is set up on a spreadsheet, the variables to be explored are the ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary (1898)

Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years; Founded on the Publications of the English Dialect Society and on a Large Amount of Material Never Before Printed by Joseph Wright

A backwash is a machine for straightening the fibre of the wool and taking out the lumps. The wool is passed through two bowls of hot water, then through a variable number of cylinders, and then through a set of fallers, — long pins, ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: A-E (1898)

by Joseph Wright

A backwash is a machine for straightening the fibre of the wool and taking out the lumps. The wool is passed through two bowls of hot water, then through a variable number of cylinders, and then through a set of fallers,—Iong pins, whose ...

Google previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

backwashing See backwash. backwash rate The velocity of water used in the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2006)

backwash The return flow of water downslope to the sea after the *swash has moved upshore. Steep waves and long waves are linked with stronger backwash, and flatter beach gradients; see the great C. King ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries A-F (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

'Backwash effects' are negative economic and social impacts on a periphery ( usually rural) economy because of growth in a core (usually urban) economy. Examples include government spending on core infrastructure at the periphery's ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (2002)

by R. J. Barry Jones

`Backwash effects' are negative economic and social impacts on a periphery ( usually rural) economy because of growth in a core (usually urban) economy. Examples include government spending on core infrastructure at the periphery's ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Surfing (2005)

by Matt Warshaw

backwash A ...

Google previewDictionary of Earth Science (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{ 'bak,wash |mark} backwash ripple mark [GEOLl Ripple marks that are broad and flat and parallel to the shoreline, with...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

Nouzha Fassi Fihri's main novels, Le Ressac (The Backwash) (1990) and La Baroudeuse (The Fighter) (1997), are set ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (1998)

by Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

backwash ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

backwash — An even layer of water that moves along the sea floor from the beach through the surf zone and caused by the pile- up of water on the beach from incoming breakers. (JP4-01.6) balance — A ...

Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

backwash miti. backwater auhoki, muriwai. bacon peekana (Eng.). bad kino,reho, riha,toretore. bad, pronounce whakakino, ...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

backslash rītahamuri backstrokekaukiore, kau tīraha,kauhoe tīraha backup pūrua,tārua backwards whakatuarā, ki muri, komuri, whakamuri backwash miti(o temoana), tai whakahoki backwatermuriwai bacon pēkana bacteria moroiti, kitakita, ...

Google previewSpecial Edition - Environmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

Quadra-Kleen Sand filter backwash system by Culligan International Corp. Quadramatic III® Automatic batch type centrifuge by Western States Machine ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Symptoms □ Bloody diarrhea □ Abdominal pain □ Fever □ Weight loss About Ulcerative Colitis As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis involves only the colon and rectum, although some “backwash” may occur in the last part of the small ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

flex prefix: 3 ana- 5 retroBackward Glance, A author: Edith Wharton backwash: 4 wake 6 result 9 aftermath backwater: 3 bog 4 bush, hick, naif, pond, rude, slow, snye 5 bayou, marsh, naive, swamp, wilds, woods 6 simple 7 boorish, outback, ...

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Backwash Meaning

Video shows what backwash means. The backward flow of water from oars or propeller or breaking waves.. The similar flow of air from an aircraft engine.

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Scrabble value of B3A1C3K5W4A1S1H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 22 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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