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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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Sports; Scuba diving

A gas mixture containing 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and 1% other gasses (mainly argon); compressed air is used for recreational scuba diving.

atmosphere absolute

Sports; Scuba diving

The ambient pressure including the air column over the water. The air column = 1 atm. at sea level. In sea water, another atmosphere is added each 33 FSW (Feet of Sea ...

dive tables

Sports; Scuba diving

A printed collection of dive times for specific depths, by which the divers can avoid contacting DCS. Most tables are based on Haldanian theory for nitrogen up-take and ...


Sports; Scuba diving

A linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth - commonly used by fishermen. Depth = V x T/2

scuba diving

Sports; Scuba diving

Scrub is the acronym for “self contained underwater breathing apparatus. ” It has now become a legitimate term in its own that describes the form of underwater diving in which a ...


Sports; Scuba diving

Any mixture of nitrogen and oxygen that contains less than the 79% nitrogen as found in ordinary air.

super saturation

Sports; Scuba diving

An unstable situation where the pressure of a gas dissolved in the blood or tissues is higher than the ambient pressure of that gas.