Resistance of an audio-frequency transducer when its moving elements are blocked so they cannot move; represents the resistance due only to electrical losses.



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CARBON TRANSDUCER

A transducer consisting of carbon granules in contact with a fixed electrode and a movable electrode, so that motion of the movable electrode varies the resistance of the granules.

ALLISION

The striking by a moving vessel against a stationary object.

BATTER PILE

A pile driven at an inclination to the vertical to provide resistance to horizontal forces. Also known as brace pile; spur pile.

CYLINDER ACTUATOR

A device that converts hydraulic power into useful mechanical work by means of a tight-fitting piston moving in a closed cylinder.

ANGLE OF EXTERNAL FRICTION

The angle between the abscissa and the tangent of the curve representing the relationship of shearing resistance to normal stress acting between soil and the surface of another material. Also known as angle of wall friction.

AUTOMOTIVE STEERING

Mechanical means by which a driver controls the course of a moving automobile, bus, truck, or tractor.

AIR PROPELLER

A rotating fan for moving air.

VARIABLE COST

Costs that vary directly with the level of activity within a short time. Examples include costs of moving cargo inland on trains or trucks, stevedoring in some ports, and short-term equipment leases.

DATUM TRANSFORMATION

The systematic elimination of discrepancies between adjoining or overlapping triangulation networks from different datums by moving the origins, rotating, and stretching the networks to fit each other.

BOOSTER STATIONS

Booster pumps or compressors located at intervals along a liquid-products or gas pipeline to boost the pressure of the flowing fluid to keep it moving toward its destination.

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