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ablation cooling

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 96 words.

The cooling of a surface exposed to very high external gas temperature which causes the surface material to sublime, melt

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abradant

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 15 words.

The differently-sized grits of hard materials such as emery employed for grinding, polishing, etc.

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abrasion

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 53 words.

The removal of surface material by the scratching action of hard particles, either deliberately (abrasive papers, abrasive cleaning, abrasive machining)

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ABS

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 5 words.

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ABS polymer

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 27 words.

A class of thermoplastic co-polymer consisting of the three monomers acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene that has improved properties (particularly

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absolute encoder

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 82 words.

A device which provides a continuous digital output representing angle or position. The output is normally obtained from a number

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absolute entropy

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 29 words.

The entropy value for a substance relative to absolute zero. For any pure crystalline substance at absolute zero the absolute

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absolute expansion

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 30 words.

The true volumetric expansion of a liquid with temperature, after account is taken of any expansion of the container in

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absolute humidity

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 5 words.

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absolute manometer

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 21 words.

A manometer that measures absolute pressure, i.e. pressure measured relative to a perfect vacuum. Absolute pressure cannot be

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