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The space between magnetic poles, or between the rotating and stationary assemblies in a motor or generator.

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REMOTE REFRIGERATING SYSTEM

Refrigerating system in which condensing unit is away from space to be cooled.

ACCESSIBLE HERMETIC

An assembly of motor and compressor, inside a single bolted housing unit.

ARMATURE DEMAGNETIZATION

The reduction in the effective magnetic lines of force, produced by the armature current.

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Fluid for automatic, hydraulic transmissions in motor vehicles.

BRIDGING

A condition of filter element loading in which contaminant spans the space between adjacent sections of a filter element, thus blocking a portion of the useful filtration.

HALVING

The process of adjusting magnetic compass correctors so as to remove half of the deviation on the opposite cardinal or adjacent intercardinal headings to those on which adjustment was originally made when all deviation was removed. This is done to equalize the error on opposite headings.

HEELING MAGNET

A permanent magnet placed vertically in a tube under the center of a marine magnetic compass, to correct for heeling error.

GRID MAGNETIC ANGLE

Angular difference in direction between grid north and magnetic north. It is measured east or west from grid north. Grid magnetic angle is sometimes called GRID VARIATION or GRIVATION.

CASE DRAIN FILTER

A filter located in a line conducting fluid from a pump or motor housing to reservoir.

GASOHOL

A blend of 10% anhydrous ethanol (ethyl alcohol) and 90% gasoline, by volume. Used as a motor fuel.
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