Dictionary of Engineering, 2nd Edition by McGraw-Hill

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Derived from the content material of the revered McGraw-Hill Dictionary of medical and Technical phrases, 6th variation, each one name offers millions of definitions of phrases and words encountered in a selected self-discipline. All comprise: * Pronunciation consultant for each time period * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion tables; listings of clinical, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of appropriate facts; and extra * A handy, quick-find layout

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Aŋиgəl əv nip } angle of obliquity See angle of pressure. { aŋиgəl əv o¯ blikиwədиe¯ } angle of orientation [MECH] Of a projectile in flight, the angle between the plane determined by the axis of the projectile and the tangent to the trajectory (direction of motion), and the vertical plane including the tangent to the trajectory. { aŋиgəl əv o˙rиe¯иən ta¯иshən } angle of pressure [DES ENG] The angle between the profile of a gear tooth and a radial line at its pitch point. Also known as angle of obliquity.

Aŋиgəl əv di preshиən } angle of elevation [ENG] The angle in a vertical plane between the local horizontal and an ascending line, as from an observer to an object; used in astronomy, surveying, and so on. Also known as ascending vertical angle; elevation angle. { aŋиgəl əv elиə va¯иshən } angle back-pressure valve 24 angular advance [ENG] The angle between the abscissa and the tangent of the curve representing the relationship of shearing resistance to normal stress acting between soil and the surface of another material.

Also known as angle of repose. { aŋи gəl əv rest } angle of thread [DES ENG] The angle occurring between the sides of a screw thread, measured in an axial plane. { aŋиgəl əv thred } angle of torsion [MECH] The angle through which a part of an object such as a shaft or wire is rotated from its normal position when a torque is applied. Also known as angle of twist. { aŋи gəl əv to˙rиshən } angle of twist See angle of torsion. { aŋиgəl əv twist } angle of wall friction See angle of external friction.

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