What are discus?

  • (noun): An athletic competition in which a disc-shaped object is thrown as far as possible.
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DISCUS, or distributed source coding using syndromes, is a method for distributed source coding. It is a compression algorithm used to compress correlated data sources. The method is designed to achieve the Slepian–Wolf bound by using channel codes.

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DISCUS - Variations
... Many variations of DISCUS are presented in related literature ... One such popular scheme is the Channel Code Partitioning scheme, which is an a-priori scheme, to reach the Slepian–Wolf bound ...
Stephanie Brown Trafton - 2004 Olympics
... in Sacramento, CA in both the shot put and the discus throw ... Her best throw coming in to the discus competition was 192 feet ... In the first throw of the discus final, Brown threw a 9 foot personal best of 201 feet 3 inches, surpassing the international A-standard mark, and qualified for her first Olympic team ...
Sergey Lyakhov - Achievements
... Representing Soviet Union 1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th Discus Representing Russia 1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th Discus 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 11th Discus ...
Melissa Weis
... Weis (born May 22, 1971) is a retired female discus thrower from the United States ... set her personal best (57.34 metres) in the women's discus throw event on 1995-08-10 at the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she didn't ... California, Weiss set the NFHS national high school record in the discus throw at 176' 10" which stood for three years until it was beaten by Suzy Powell ...
Liliana Martinelli - Achievements
... Argentina 1990 South American Games Lima, Peru 1st Discus 48.00m AR 1993 South American Championships Lima, Peru 3rd Discus 1994 South American Games Valencia ...

More definitions of "discus":

  • (noun): A disk used in throwing competitions.
    Synonyms: saucer