backstepping

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

back +‎ stepping

NounEdit

backstepping (uncountable)

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  1. (control theory) A technique for designing stabilizing controls for a special recursive class of nonlinear dynamical systems.
  2. (geology) A gradual backward movement of an organism caused by changes in the local environment.
    • 2009 April 16, Andrew C. Revkin, “Coral Fossils Suggest That Sea Level Can Rise Rapidly”, New York Times:
      Once the sea level stabilized again, the same group of corals grew once more, but farther inshore and up to 10 feet higher in elevation, a process known to geologists as backstepping.
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