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    material density

    Material density, more often referred to simply as density, is a quantitative expression of the amount of mass contained per unit volume.  Continue Reading

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    order of magnitude

    An order of magnitude is an exponential change of plus-or-minus 1 in the value of a quantity or unit.  Continue Reading

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    specific gravity

    The term specific gravity, symbolized sp gr, refers to the ratio of the density of a solid or liquid to the density of water at 4 degrees Celsius.  Continue Reading

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    kilogram per meter cubed

    The kilogram per meter cubed (symbolized kg/m 3) is the standard unit of material density in the International System of Units (SI).  Continue Reading

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    Socket 370

    Socket 370 is the descriptive term for the way certain Intel microprocessors plug into a computer motherboard so that it makes contact with the motherboard's built-in wires or data bus.  Continue Reading

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    Eiffel

    Eiffel is an object-oriented programming language developed by Bertrand Meyer, owner of Interactive Software Engineering (ISE), and named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower.  Continue Reading

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    reciprocal meter

    The reciprocal meter is the standard unit of wave number for electromagnetic fields (EM fields).  Continue Reading

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    reseller hosting

    Reseller hosting is the provision of Web hosting services to companies that in turn act as Web hosts for other companies, typically providing Web site design and management services as well as acting as host for the site and serving its pages to ...  Continue Reading

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    session

    In telecommunication, a session is a series of interactions between two communication end points that occur during the span of a single connection.  Continue Reading

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    Portal Markup Language (PML)

    Portal Markup Language (PML), an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML), describes the characteristics of a product that is used to create a portal Web site (sometimes referred to as an enterprise information portal).  Continue Reading

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    problem program

    Now seldom used, the term problem program is used to distinguish a computer program that directly supports a user application from an operating system, a utility, or any other underlying support programming.  Continue Reading

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    newton

    The newton is the Standard International (SI) unit of force.  Continue Reading

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    multithreading

    It is easy to confuse multithreading with multitasking or multiprogramming, which are somewhat different ideas.  Continue Reading

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    back-pressure sensor

    A back-pressure sensor is a transducer that detects and measures the instantaneous torque that a robot motor applies.  Continue Reading

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    service pack

    A service pack is an orderable or downloadable update to a customer's software that fixes existing problems and, in some cases, delivers product enhancements.  Continue Reading

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    CallXML

    CallXML is a language based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that lets a company describe a phone-to-Web site application in terms of how the call would be handled at the Web site and how it would interact with the caller based on keyed-in or...  Continue Reading

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    grasping plan

    A grasping plan is an algorithm used by a robot arm and gripper to get hold of a specific object.  Continue Reading

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    flexible transistor

    A flexible transistor is one which, unlike present, rigidly-structured transistor s, can be successfully used in packages that can be curled up, wrapped, or bent, a quality that will enable users to - for example - have a display screen that can be ...  Continue Reading

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    texture sensing

    Texture sensing is the ability of a robot end effector to determine whether a surface is smooth or rough.  Continue Reading

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    hyper

    As an adjective, hyper is slang for "keyed up" or "overwrought.  Continue Reading

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