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The number of openings per linear inch in a wire cloth.

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ARMATURE BAR

Copper bars used in place of wire windings, in large armatures, generators, or motors.

VALVE LIFTER

Sometimes called a 'cam follower', a component in engine designs that use a linkage system between a cam and the valve it operates. The lifter typically translates the rotational motion of the cam to a reciprocating linear motion in the linkage system.

RIGHT LANG LAY

Both wires and strands are laid right handed.

UTILITY TRANSFORMER

Primary and secondary coils of wire which reduce (step down) the utility supply volt age for use within a facility.

INDUCTOR

A fundamental element of electrical systems constructed of numerous turns of wire around a ferromagnetic or air core.

INTERPOLATION

The process of determining intermediate values between given values in accordance with some known or assumed rate or system of change. Linear interpolation assumes that changes of tabulated values are proportional to changes in entering argu- ments. Interpolation is designated as single, double, or triple if there are one, two, or three arguments or variables respectively.

BRIDLE

A line or wire secured at both ends in order to distribute a strain between two points.

HOISTING ROPE

A special flexible wire or nylon rope for lifting purposes.

STANLIFF

A heavy wire cable attached to the mast at the hounds to support the weight of a spritsail at the heel.

LINEAR TIME BASE SWEEP

A sweep having a constant sweep speed before retrace. Usually shortened to LINEAR SWEEP, and sometimes to LINEAR TIME BASE
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