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compression

 [kom-presh´un]
1. the act of pressing upon or together; the state of being pressed together.
2. in embryology, the shortening or omission of certain developmental stages.
3. the flattening of soft tissue to improve optical density in radiographic procedures such as mammography.

com·pres·sion

(kom-presh'ŭn),
A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another in the same straight line.

compression

Clinical medicine Squeezing; pressure on a body or vital structure by 2 or more external forces, where the force is exerted by the bodies in a linear direction toward each other Telemedicine A process used to transmit graphic images by eliminating extraneous data and packaging the file into lean block of data that is de-compressed by the receiver Types Lossless, lossy. See Lossless compression, Lossy compression.

com·pres·sion

(kŏm-presh'ŭn)
A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body to tend to increase its density; the decrease in a dimension of a body under the action of two external forces directed toward one another.

Compression

An increase in pressure from the surrounding water that occurs with increasing diving depth.

com·pres·sion

(kŏm-presh'ŭn)
A squeezing together; the exertion of pressure on a body in such a way as to tend to increase its density.
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Mode C: Pivoting about Inferior Anterior Edge Failure mode C may take place when the direction of contact force N passes anteriorly to the inferior anterior edge point O of the chock (Figure 4), while fulfilling Equation 8.
The Contact Force between Particles at Different Speeds.
To measure the contact force and torque, a six-axis force sensor is installed in the end effector.
Real-time contact force sensing for pulmonary vein isolation in the setting of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: procedural and 1-year results.
Note that there is a Newton's Third Law reaction contact force [F.sub.c,vM], exerted by the volunteer on the Mass.
The common logarithm of the contact force magnitude is on the z-axis.
Figure 1, which is a sketch of the auxiliary bearing, reveals contact forces. Throughout this paper, we assume that the rotor rotates in the anticlockwise direction.
In the switch panel, the maximum lateral contact force is 7.7 kN for the nominal profile and is 5.4 kN for the optimized profile, decreasing by 29.9%.
Two-terminal CNT manipulation methods and calculation models were then developed to obtain the contact resistance and contact force.
In the following section, the calculation method of the normal contact force and friction force in contacts are proposed, and a multi-arc sprag clutch model considering geometry and internal interaction is established.
Using transformation matrix [T.sub.3-z1(i)], the contact force [P.sub.i] is transformed to an equivalent force [F.sub.3S(i)] in the intermediary coordinate system CS3 as
al discussed about the distribution of localized pressure peaks and the resulting contact forces over the hand surface is investigated through measurements performed under applications of different combinations of hand grip and push forces in the 0-75N range.