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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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The FADEC gives automatic control of the aircraft engine with nominal pilot intervention and is the world's first FADEC with integrated propeller pitch control.
AeroVironment's contributions to the HAA program also include the propulsion motor control electronics, propellers, and propeller pitch controls.