knife-edge beam

knife-edge beam
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English-Russian scientific dictionary. 2008.

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  • knife-edge — [nīf′ej΄] n. 1. the edge of a knife 2. any very sharp edge 3. a metal wedge whose fine edge serves as the fulcrum for a scale beam, pendulum, etc. * * * knife edge (nīfʹĕj ) n. 1. A sharp cutting edge. 2. A sharp, narrow edge or border: “saying… …   Universalium

  • Knife-edge — n. (Mech.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction. [1913 Webster] {Kni …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knife-edge file — Knife edge Knife edge , n. (Mech.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knife edge — knife′ edge n. 1) the cutting edge of a knife 2) anything with a sharp edge 3) hor a wedge on the fine edge of which a scale beam, pendulum, or the like, balances or oscillates • Etymology: 1810–20 knife′ edged , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • knife-edge — [nīf′ej΄] n. 1. the edge of a knife 2. any very sharp edge 3. a metal wedge whose fine edge serves as the fulcrum for a scale beam, pendulum, etc …   English World dictionary

  • knife edge — noun the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife • Syn: ↑cutting edge • Hypernyms: ↑edge • Part Holonyms: ↑blade, ↑edge tool * * * 1. the cutting edge of a knife. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife edge — /ˈnaɪf ɛdʒ/ (say nuyf ej) noun 1. the edge of a knife. 2. anything very sharp. 3. a wedge, on the fine edge of which a scale beam, pendulum, or the like, oscillates. –phrase 4. on a knife edge, in a position of dubious safety, security or… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • knife edge — 1. the cutting edge of a knife. 2. anything very sharp. 3. a wedge on the fine edge of which a scale beam, pendulum, or the like, balances or oscillates. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • knife-edge — noun Date: 1818 1. a sharp wedge of steel or other hard material used as a fulcrum for a lever beam in a precision instrument 2. a sharp narrow knifelike edge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Beam diameter — The beam diameter or beam width of an electromagnetic beam is the diameter along any specified line that is perpendicular to the beam axis and intersects it. Since beams typically do not have sharp edges, the diameter can be obtained in many… …   Wikipedia

  • Knife making — For more information, see the Knife article. Knife Making (also known as knifesmithing) is the process of manufacturing a cutting instrument by any one or a combination of processes: stock removal, forged to shape, welded lamination or investment …   Wikipedia


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