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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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For example, the torsional resistance of the same material to a flat shaped indentor was tested at room temperature, 60[degrees]C and 80[degrees]C and at 300 N, 500 N and 700 N axial load (figure 5).
Holes caused by evolved gas tend to be round, except for those caused by nitrogen which are often irregularly shaped, similar to those caused by shrinkage.
By this development, different tire components are shaped and combined on line, rather than in a post-extrusion operation.
Most bacteria are shaped like rods or spheres, but some assume curved or helical forms.