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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In legal usage in many contexts, the actual (what occurs in fact, and may be proved as a fact) is contrasted with what is deemed or implied by operation of ...

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actual power

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 29 words.

The power delivered at the output shaft of an engine, before subsequent transmission through a gearbox etc. See also brake

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actual value

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 36 words.

The output of a plant that is being controlled, i.e. the controlled variable. Not directly accessible by the control

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actual cubic feet per minute

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 39 words.

An obsolete (i.e. non-SI) measure of volumetric flow rate; the volume of a gas flowing per minute at actual operating

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microstrain

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 17 words.

The measure of strain obtained from a strain gauge and equal to 106 x actual strain.

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kerf

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 14 words.

The actual width of cut made by a saw having splayed (set) teeth.

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deviation

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 15 words.

The difference between the actual value and the desired value of a controlled variable.

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work ratio

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 18 words.

The ratio of the net work out to the actual work out for a thermodynamic cycle.

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measured relieving capacity

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 16 words.

The actual flow rate through a pressure-relief device measured at its design pressure.

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isentropic efficiency

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 123 words.

1.(nozzle efficiency, η N ) The ratio, for a nozzle, of the actual kinetic energy of the gas flow

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additive-layer manufacturing

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 83 words.

A development of versatile three-dimensional printing processes employed for rapid prototyping, to manufacture actual production components from metals and

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