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Derived from the content material of the revered McGraw-Hill Dictionary of clinical and Technical phrases, 6th variation, every one identify presents millions of definitions of phrases and words encountered in a selected self-discipline. All contain: * Pronunciation advisor for each time period * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion tables; listings of clinical, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of proper facts; and extra * A handy, quick-find layout

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Anиəlиən po˙int } animal balance [ENG] A balance designed to weigh living animals, with a readout or display relatively unaffected by the pulse or movements of the animal. { anиəиməl balиəns } animal power [MECH ENG] The time rate at which muscular work is done by a work animal, such as a horse, bullock, or elephant. { anиəи məl pau˙иər } anisotropic membrane [CHEM ENG] An ultrafiltration membrane which has a thin skin at the separating surface and is supported by a spongy sublayer of membrane material.

Aŋиgəl əv ə pro¯ch } angle of bite See angle of nip. { aŋиgəl əv bı¯t } angle of departure [CIV ENG] The maximum angle of an incline from which a vehicle can move onto a horizontal plane without interference, such as from rear bumpers. [ELECTR] See angle of radiation. { aŋиgəl əv di pa¨rиchər } angle of depression [ENG] The angle in a vertical plane between the horizontal and a descending line. Also known as depression angle; descending vertical angle; minus angle. { aŋиgəl əv di preshиən } angle of elevation [ENG] The angle in a vertical plane between the local horizontal and an ascending line, as from an observer to an object; used in astronomy, surveying, and so on.

Er tu¨b bre¯thиiŋ aиpə¦radиəs } air-tube clutch [MECH ENG] A clutch fitted with a tube whose inflation causes the clutch to engage, and deflation, to disengage. { er ¦tu¨b kləch } air valve [MECH ENG] A valve that automatically lets air out of or into a liquid-carrying pipe when the internal pressure drops below atmospheric. { er valv } air vessel [ENG] 1. An enclosed volume of air which uses the compressibility of air to minimize water hammer. Also known as accumulator. 2. An enclosed chamber using the compressibility of air to promote a more uniform flow of water in a piping system.

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