Definitions for "Decoupling"
Refers to the process whereby payments or subsidies to a particular enterprise such as a farm are made in such a way as to not be dependent on increased production. Coupled payments are amber box under the WTO and so are subject to reduction commitments whereas decoupled payments are not. However some trade experts contend that decoupled payments can still have an influence over production. (See Briefing paper 3)
Action to ensure that subsidies to producers (usually farmers) are unrelated to production, so as to provide no incentive to increase production.
The separation of acreage reduction requirements from program payments. Under the Boschwitz-Boren decoupling plan, a farmer could plant any crops he wanted to on his crop acres and still receive a government payment. The payment would be based on some historical payment but would be gradually reduced.
A technique for setting the rates of a utility so that the earnings a company can achieve are not coupled to the level of sales. In standard utility ratesetting, at least for non-fuel costs, if sales go down, earnings go down, and if sales go up, earnings go up. This is a disincentive to DSM. Decoupling allows rates to float up and down with the level of sales, so that earnings are not tied to sales.
when acquiring spectra of nuclei other than protons the effects of proton coupling can be removed (to improve the S/N ratio and simplify the spectra) by applying a train of 180° pulses at the proton frequency while acquiring at the frequency of the other nucleus.
A regulatory process for determining the total revenue needed to cover the costs of a utility in which the actual or projected level of sales is disassociated ("decoupled") from the revenues derived. Conservationists advocate such a process to discourage utilities from selling more energy to maintain adequate profit levels.
Term that describes the event 300,000 years after the Big Bang where the universe had finally cooled off enough so that ordinary matter could form and photons could travel in a free path. During decoupling the universe goes from opaque to transparent.
Event in the early universe when atoms first formed, and after which photons could propagate freely through space.
A method for ``turning off'' the interactions between two sets of spins. In NMR, this task can be achieved if one applies a rapid sequence of refocusing pulses to one set of spins. The other set of spins can then be controlled and observed as if independent of the first set.
The technique of reducing process interaction through coordination of control loops. decoupling control A technique in which interacting control loops are automatically compensated when any one control loop takes a control action.
Elements and components, of a structure, separated so that they don't interact.
Keywords:  hvac, lessen, retard, loads, borne
(HVAC) Separation of elements to reduce, lessen, or eliminate the transfer of sound, heat or physical loads from one element to the other.
Separating elements to retard the transmission of structural-borne sound, thermal conductance, or physical loads.
Creating independence between supply and use of material. Commonly denotes providing inventory between operations so that fluctuations in the production rate of the supplying operation do not constrain production or use rates of the next operation.