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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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It generates complex three-dimensional geometric shape to support various aircraft aerodynamic shape modeling, which gives a simple and effective way to aerodynamic optimization.
Spacing between sprinklers, recommended in these studies, can be generalized for different sprinkler models since the water distribution radial curves of these sprinklers have similarity in the geometric shape.
In the follow-up test, babies were shown two side-by-side geometric shapes: a brand new one, and the original one from the study.
Li Lin Lee's recent paintings are certainly formulaic--each of the sixtyeight paintings shown here is made of oil, wax, and alkyd on plastercoated burlap mounted onto canvas; each is sixteen by twelve inches and is presented edge-to-edge in a horizontal group of four, creating seventeen works in all; and each is structured around some overt geometric shape or hard-edged pattern that Lee paints onto a richly scumbled and muted monochromatic field.
Underlying each of these objects is a remarkable geometric shape made up of a sequence of triangles--a spiral polygon that resembles a seahorse's tail.
This geometric shape further allows for multiple configurations to incorporate all necessary support areas."
The casting is arbitrarily broken into a number of pieces, and each of these pieces is identified as a simple geometric shape for which surface area and volume can be calculated.
The resin/wood fiber composite structural members can be manufactured in an extrusion process or an injection molding process as a linear extrudate or pellet that can have a cross-section of any arbitrary shape, or can be a regular geometric shape and have a volume of at least about 12 [mm.sup.3].
A rectangle is a geometric shape that has four right angles.
The early Christians thought it was the way Jesus died, far more than the way he lived prior to his arrest, that constituted the saving act whereby he pleased God." So those early Christian cults honored, in a simple physical gesture, the geometric shape on which Christ gave his life for US.
Geometric shapes are important for designers and engineers since many products we use every day are designed with some type or form of geometric shape.