Definitions for CAMkæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

camkæm(n.)

  1. a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usu. rotary, gives a rocking or reciprocating motion to any contiguous part.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of cam:

< D or LG kam, kamm. See comb

Camkæm(n.)

  1. 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.

CAMkæm(n.)

  1. computer-aided manufacturing.

    Category: Computers, Business

Origin of CAM:

1965–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cam, River Cam, Cam River(noun)

    a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River

  2. cam(noun)

    a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion

Wiktionary

  1. Cam(ProperNoun)

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Cam(noun)

    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

  2. Cam(noun)

    a curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together

  3. Cam(noun)

    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

  4. Cam(noun)

    a ridge or mound of earth

  5. Cam(adj)

    crooked

Freebase

  1. Cam

    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.

Anagrams of CAM

  1. AMC

  2. CMA

  3. mca

  4. mac, Mac, Mac., MAC


Translations for CAM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mute(adjective)

unable to speak; dumb.

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