Definitions for CAMkæm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usu. rotary, gives a rocking or reciprocating motion to any contiguous part.
Origin of cam:
< D or LG kam, kamm. See comb
a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 mi. (64 km) long.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Also called Granta.
Category: Computers, Business
Origin of CAM:
Cam, River Cam, Cam River(noun)
a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
a turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it
a curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together
a projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece so shaped as to give alternate or variable motion to another piece against which it acts
a ridge or mound of earth
A cam is a rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice-versa. It is often a part of a rotating wheel or shaft that strikes a lever at one or more points on its circular path. The cam can be a simple tooth, as is used to deliver pulses of power to a steam hammer, for example, or an eccentric disc or other shape that produces a smooth reciprocating motion in the follower, which is a lever making contact with the cam.
Translations for CAM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
unable to speak; dumb.
- لا يَسْتَطيع الكلام، أخْرَسArabic
- mudoPortuguese (BR)
- 말 못하는Korean
- 瘖啞的Chinese (Trad.)
- 哑的Chinese (Simp.)
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