What does detent mean?

Definitions for detent
dɪˈtɛntde·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pawl, detent, click, dognoun

    a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

Wiktionary

  1. detentnoun

    That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.

  2. detentverb

    The action of creating a detent mechanism to lock or unlock movement.

Wikipedia

  1. Detent

    A detent is a mechanical or magnetic means to resist or arrest the movement of a mechanical device. Such a device can be anything ranging from a simple metal pin to a machine. The term is also used for the method involved. Magnetic detents are most often used to divide a shaft rotation into discrete increments. Magnetic detents are inherent in some types of electric motors, most often stepper motors.

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  1. detent

    A detent is a mechanical device that stops or restricts the rotation of a wheel, axle, or other moving part by blocking its motion until enough force is applied, often creating a clicking or locking sensation. It can also refer to any kind of catch, groove or hole that locks or holds a component in place. Detents are widely used in various mechanisms like clocks, switches, and motors for control and safety purposes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detentnoun

    that which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking

  2. Etymology: [F. dtente, fr. dtendre to unbend, relax; pref. d- (L. dis- or de) + tendre to stretch. See Distend.]

Wikidata

  1. Detent

    A detent is a device used to mechanically resist or arrest the rotation of a wheel, axle, or spindle. Such a device can be anything ranging from a simple metal pin to a machine. The term is also used for the method involved. Detents are for example used to simply arrest rotation in one direction or to intentionally divide a rotation into discrete increments.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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