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Definitions for interlocking
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engagement, mesh, meshing, interlockingnoun

    contact by fitting together

    "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"

  2. mesh, meshing, interlock, interlockingadjective

    the act of interlocking or meshing

    "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"

  3. interlacing, interlinking, interlocking, interwovenadjective

    linked or locked closely together as by dovetailing

GCIDE

  1. interlockingadjective

    Connected together in such a manner that the parts work together as a single unit, or in a coordianted manner.

Wiktionary

  1. interlockingadjective

    That interlocks.

Wikipedia

  1. Interlocking

    In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings. The signalling appliances and tracks are sometimes collectively referred to as an interlocking plant. An interlocking is designed so that it is impossible to display a signal to proceed unless the route to be used is proven safe. Interlocking is a safety measure designed to prevent signals and points/switches from being changed in an improper sequence. For example, interlocking would prevent a signal from being changed to indicate a diverging route, unless the corresponding points/switches had been changed first. In North America, the official railroad definition of interlocking is: "An arrangement of signals and signal appliances so interconnected that their movements must succeed each other in proper sequence".

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  1. interlocking

    Interlocking generally refers to the connection or arrangement where the components or parts fit closely together, typically in a way that restricts movement and makes separation difficult. It can pertain to various fields such as engineering, construction, design, business processes, or systems, that are interconnected or linked so as to perform effectively or operate safely.

Wikidata

  1. Interlocking

    In railway signalling, an interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements through an arrangement of tracks such as junctions or crossings. The signalling appliances and tracks are sometimes collectively referred to as an interlocking plant. An interlocking is designed so that it is impossible to display a signal to proceed unless the route to be used is proven safe. In North America, the official railroad definition of interlocking is: "An arrangement of signals and signal appliances so interconnected that their movements must succeed each other in proper sequence".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interlocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interlocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of interlocking in a Sentence

  1. Osprey Orielle Lake:

    The climate crisis really emerged from interlocking systems of capitalism, resource extraction, racism, patriarchy and colonization, it’s beyond past time to end the tragic cycle of endless economic growth based on sacrificed peoples and sacrificed lands.

  2. Matt Dallek:

    Whether it’s Teddy Roosevelt busting up trusts in the progressive era or Franklin Roosevelt providing job relief to a country with 25% unemployment, I think Biden is operating within the mainstream, because these are interlocking crises, I think we can see a bit that Biden’s agenda is more ambitious than Obama’s, with the exception of health care.

  3. Ilarion Merculieff:

    Native people see things as interdependent, interlocking and synergistically combined, we maintain that we need to have our different perspectives involved in western science.

  4. Paul Dorfman:

    Russian doll’s worth of interlocking dependencies.

  5. Chris Pratt:

    I’m telling you this, I’m so excited for people to see this film. It’s 10 years in the making. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming up on its 10 year anniversary as a stand alone studio. They made 18 movies. Everyone of them has opened number one. You have all of these interlocking intertwining storylines from characters from each of those 18 movies coming together in one giant unprecedented spectactical. it’s truly going to be, I think, the biggest movie of all time and from what I hear from people who have seen it, it’s so good. So, expect to get, I don’t know, blown away. Expect to not be able to even see it if you don’t have your tickets yet.

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