Tombstoning meaning

A discrete component (resistor, capacitor, etc.) that has turned straight up instead of laying flat as it goes through the soldering process. It can be caused by uneven amounts of soldering paste at different ends of the component or by shadows on the board causing different temperatures at the ends.
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(UK) The practice of jumping into the sea or similar body of water from a cliff or other high point such that the jumper enters the water vertically straight, like a tombstone.
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(electronics) An unwanted effect in the manufacture of electronic circuit boards, in which a component stands up on end instead of lying flat.
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(journalism) In page layout, putting articles side by side so that the headlines are adjacent. The phenomenon is also referred to as bumping heads.
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(southern US) In highway driving, a blockage in traffic caused by a semi-trailer truck attempting to pass another with insufficient acceleration.
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(digital libraries) The practice of leaving a marker in a location where a digital record has been withdrawn, in order to signify that the record had previously existed.
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Present participle of tombstone.
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Origin of tombstoning