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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.

The caving-in of bubbles in a liquid, close to a solid surface, causing shock waves. In a river, cavitation usually occurs downstream of an obstruction. It may aid the fluting and potholing...

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cavitation

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.

The caving-in of bubbles in a liquid, close to a solid surface, causing shock waves. In a river, cavitation usually occurs downstream of an obstruction. It may aid the fluting and potholing...

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cavitation

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

1. The process by which caries undermines the hard tissues of a tooth causing a cavity to form.

2. The result of passing ultrasonic waves through a...

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cavitation

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 205 words.

1 The formation of a void or gas bubble in a fluid subject to reduced pressure. Cavitation occurs in the

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cavitation

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 205 words.

1. The formation of a void or gas bubble in a fluid subject to reduced pressure. Cavitation occurs in the

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cavitation

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 199 words.

The destructive collapse of vapour in a liquid in localized regions of high pressure. Vapour will form in any liquid

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cavitation

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 85 words.

The collapse of a region because it is at a lower pressure than the ambient environment. The collapse of a

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cavitation

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 47 words.

The caving-in of bubbles in a liquid, close to a solid surface, causing shock waves. In a river, cavitation usually

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cavitation

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 45 words.

The caving-in of bubbles in a liquid, close to a solid surface, causing shock waves. In a river, cavitation usually

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cavitation

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 85 words.

The collapse of a region because it is at a lower pressure than the ambient environment. The collapse of a

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cavitation

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 157 words.

The formation of vapour- or gas-filled cavities in a liquid due to reduction of the local pressure, often due to

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