What does CAM mean?

Definitions for CAMkæm

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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


  1. Cam(ProperNoun)


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)


  6. Origin: [See Kam.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cam

    kam, n. (mech.) a device for changing a regular rotary motion into a reciprocating motion, various forms of which are the cam-wheel and shaft, the heart-wheel, the wiper-wheel, and the eccentric. [Dut. kam.]

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Anagrams for CAM »

  1. AMC

  2. CMA

  3. mca

  4. mac, Mac, Mac., MAC


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fox News:

    I think she should have a shoe cam.

  2. Etan Bednarsh:

    Putting two men together on the kiss cam isn't a punch line. I want to keep coming to games. Please stop doing this.

  3. Edgar Avendano:

    He didn't have to hit the kid with the baton no need to call about 20 cops. And as you can see his body cam is on the floor.

  4. Carolina Panthers:

    We are closely monitoring the situation of a car wreck involving Cam Newton, we will have more information at an appropriate time.

  5. David Marsh:

    Cam's the type of person who does not do anything wrong, much less a turn, she is just this spot on person who works on it (turns) every day.

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