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hard

1. mod. fermented, as with cider. (see also hard liquor.) This juice got hard. What shall I do with it?
2. mod. having to do with an addictive drug. (Compare this with soft.) Hard drugs are easier to get than ever before.
3. mod. tough. (Akin to hardhearted; hard as nails.) Only the hard guys get through basic training.
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hard is used of something that does not easily bend, stretch, or dent.
A 3D acceleration sensor automatically perceives when the unit has been dropped and shuts off the power to protect the hard disk.
From above mathematical expressions, we know that even if two data points are lost (two hard disks damaged), we can figure out their exact values (data recovery) by making use of remnant data (undamaged hard disks).
Neal Pomroy, managing director at worldwide consulting firm Mercer Oliver Wyman, said it is "wishful thinking" that the market will stay hard through 2004.
This delivers more consistent video streaming performance than PC hard drives designed for fragmented text-based documents.
The clear implication is to avoid another hard training session until your immune function recovers from the previous hard session or race.
We see deals every week on which no one but hard money lenders would make a mortgage.
As a result, many users now demand hard disks of 2 or even 4 Gb.
Although directed primarily to the education needs of deaf youth, the COED report made several legislative and policy recommendations for improving conditions for adults who are deaf and, to a more limited extent, adults who are hard of hearing.
What has developed is a new way of thinking about storage and a new way of designing hard drives.