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A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.


The slope of a roof, sidewalk, or other surface. The Americans with Disabilities Act has specific requirements for the pitch of access ramps leading to building entrances.

Example: Figure A has a 1:12 pitch because the slope rises 1 foot for every 12 feet of distance. Figure B has a 1:6 pitch.

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Luma is a complex waltz of lights on a pitch-dark stage.
The Desert Island is staged in a pitch-dark theatre in an unlit basement where members of the audience have to be led blindly to their seats by ushers.
To back the international claim, Canadian Tom Stade will be kicking things off from September 6 and 7, a man said to have a happy-golucky exterior that conceals a pitch-dark wit.
In these, single figures (or occasionally small groups) captured in midmovement or at the climax of a pose appear isolated and luminous, spotlighted in pitch-dark surroundings: A man spins the wheels of a bicycle as it seems to climb an invisible 6o-degree hill; another hangs agonizingly upside down from a pole; a third, elderly man focuses every ounce of his attention on a ball he's juggling (all works untitled).
The patient took 29 hours to break out of the pitch-dark machine.
Think about having to use them in pitch-dark or smoky conditions.