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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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Across the rubble-covered flats, up the dark canyon to Sheep Camp, past the over-hanging and ever-threatening glaciers to the Scales, and from the Scales up the steep pitches of ice-scoured rock where packers climbed with hands and feet, Old Tarwater camp-cooked and packed and sang.
He takes up the head, which snaps at his finger, and pitches it out into the yard.
Then Napoleon hems them in on all sides, these German generals did not know where to hide themselves so as to have a little peace and comfort; he drubs them soundly, cribs ten thousand of their men at a time by surrounding them with fifteen hundred Frenchmen, whom he makes to spring up after his fashion, and at last he takes their cannon, victuals, money, ammunition, and everything they have that is worth taking; he pitches them into the water, beats them on the mountains, snaps at them in the air, gobbles them up on the earth, and thrashes them everywhere.
Once in a long time, a man traverses the whole scale, and sees and enjoys the symbol solidly, then also has a clear eye for its beauty, and lastly, whilst he pitches his tent on this sacred volcanic isle of nature, does not offer to build houses and barns thereon,--reverencing the splendor of the God which he sees bursting through each chink and cranny.
Away runs Jack, shouting and trusting to the chapter of accidents; but the bowler runs steadily under it, judging every spin, and calling out, "I have it," catches it, and playfully pitches it on to the back of the stalwart Jack, who is departing with a rueful countenance.
Plate discipline can be taught and will produce more walks and a focus on getting good pitches to hit.
And he has a large palette to draw from, including a variety of pitches that change speeds and dart to different locations.
An argument was raging on the pages of Look, Life, and other major magazines over this fundamentally important question: Do baseball pitches really curve?
As the industry places increasing value on high-performance, power-driven system-on-chip products with a large number of input/output signal lines and interconnects, fine-pitch packages will require bump chip pitches below 180 micron.
Minimize your pitches (under 12 pitches per inning).
The bottom line is we executed pitches better throughout the game.
As ASIC and microprocessor vendors move toward full array flip chips on ever tighter bump pitches, exploiting the benefits of reducing die size and improving performance by placing vias on the same pitch as the die will be a key to competitive differentiation.