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Abrading: The process of removing material by applying friction
Abutment: The part of a structure (as an arch or a bridge) that directly receives thrust or pressure.
Acceleration: Exists when the velocity of a particle changes with time.
Acceptance level: The maximum number of defects in a sample that will permit acceptance of the entire lot.
Accumulator: A device (as in a hydraulic system) in which a fluid is collected and especially in which it is kept under pressure as a means of storing energy.
Accuracy: Degree of conformity of a measure to a standard value.
Acoustical: Of or relating to the sense or organs of hearing, to sound, or to the science of sounds.
Actuator: A device that transfers fluid or electrical energy into mechanical energy.Adhesion: The process of fastening two parts by the application of a third material such as glue, epoxy, etc.
Allowable Stress: Level of stress judged to be permissible in a design.
Alloy: A substance composed of two or more metals or of a metal and a nonmetal intimately united usually by being fused together and dissolving in each other when molten.
Alternator: An electric generator for producing alternating current
Analog: Of, relating to, or being a mechanism in which data is represented by continuously variable physical quantities
Angle: The union of two co-planar rays intersecting at a common endpoint.
Annealing: The process of softening metal for improved machinability or cold working by heating it to its critical temperature, holding it there until the temperature is uniform, then cooling it slowly at a controlled rate.
Arch Bridge: a bridge that uses long span arches for support”
Assembly: Consisting of individual parts fitted together to create a final...