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Glossary of cue sports terms print that page


The following is a glossary of traditional English-language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines : carom (or carambole) billiards referring to the various carom games played on a billiard table without pockets ; pool (pocket billiards) , which denotes a host of games

Raëlism print that page


The Raelian Movement teaches that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call the Elohim . Members of this species appeared human and when having personal contacts with the descendants of the humans they made, they were mistaken for angels

Contact mechanics print that page


hardness . Principles of contacts mechanics can be applied in areas such as locomotive wheel-rail contact , coupling devices, braking systems, tires , bearings , combustion engines , mechanical linkages , gasket seals, metalworking , metal forming, ultrasonic welding , electrical contacts

Curling print that page


Approximately late medieval Scotland Registered players 1,200,000 Characteristics Contact No Team members 4 per team (2 in Mixed Doubles ) Mixed gender See mixed curling Categorization Precision and accuracy Equipment Curling brooms, stones (rocks), curling shoes

Airbag print that page


An airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is an occupant restraint consisting of a flexible envelope designed to inflate rapidly during an automobile collision , to prevent occupants from striking interior objects such as the steering wheel or a window. Modern vehicles may contain multiple

Continuum mechanics print that page

Modelling an object as a continuum assumes that the substance of the object completely fills the space it occupies. Modelling objects in this way ignores the fact that matter is made of atoms , and so is not continuous; however, on length scales much greater than that of inter-atomic distances

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Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics print that page


smaller the turn radius , the more lean is required. This balances the roll torque about the wheel contact patches generated by centrifugal force due to the turn with that of the gravitational force . This lean is usually produced by a momentary steering in the opposite direction, called

Switch print that page


maintenance, or to prevent electric shock. Contents 1 In circuit theory 2 Contacts 2.1 Contact terminology 2.2 Contact bounce 2.3 Arcs and quenching 2.4 Power switching 2.5 Inductive loads 3 Actuator 3.1 Biased switches 3.2 Toggle switch 4 Special types

Lesbian print that page


Lesbian as a concept, used to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation , is a 20th-century construct. Throughout history, women have not had the freedom or independence to pursue homosexual relationships as men have, but neither have they met the harsh punishment in some societies

Electrosurgery print that page


bleeding, it is technically a process of electrocoagulation, although "electrocautery" is sometimes loosely and nontechnically used to describe it. Often electrosurgery is mistakenly referred to as diathermy . Unlike Ohmic heating by electric current passing through the conductive tissue