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A set of six differential relations between the strain components of an elastic solid which must be satisfied in order for these components to correspond to a continuous and single-valued displacement of the solid.

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AGGLOMERATE

The clustering together of a few or many particles into a larger solid mass.

ADHESION

The property of a lubricant that causes it to cling or adhere to a solid surface.

CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

HORIZON SYSTEM OF COORDINATES

A set of celestial coordinates based on the celestial horizon as the primary great circle; usually altitude and azimuth or azimuth angle.

CAPILLARITY

A property of a solid-liquid system manifested by the tendency of the liquid in contact with the solid to rise above or fall below the level of the surrounding liquid; this phenomenon is seen in a small bore (capillary) tube.

AMERICAN WIRE GAUGE

A system used in the United States for measuring the size of solid wires. (AWG).

AUXILIARY CONTACTS

A set of contacts that perform a secondary function, usually in relation to the operation of a set of primary contacts.

NONCONTACT BEARING

A bearing in which no solid contact occurs between relatively moving surfaces.

MOLY

Molybdenum disulfide, a solid lubricant and friction reducer, colloidally dispersed in some oils and greases.
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