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shape

(shāp) [AS. sceapan]
1. To mold to a particular form.
2. Outward form; contour.
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Originally called ``parabolic,'' the shaped skis are also shorter than traditional straight skis, so they are lighter and less awkward.
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.
These shaped cans range from metal bowls for ready-to-eat meals and soups in kettle-shaped cans to square cans that have a great billboard effect on the shelf.
The sonic boom research, called the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration program, is jointly sponsored by DARPA, Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems sector and the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia.
By this development, different tire components are shaped and combined on line, rather than in a post-extrusion operation.
Simula successfully employed the shaped armor technology to capture a new seat design contract for a major military helicopter program announced by the Company on July 24, 2002.
Most bacteria are shaped like rods or spheres, but some assume curved or helical forms.
You can attempt to make cookies on sticks without the pan, but you'll have to experiment a little and use about a one-third cup of dough per cookie, shaped into either rounds or hearts.
The irregularly shaped pill has a curved top and bottom, making it virtually impossible to hold securely on a flat surface while being split.
Launches New Tag System For Rich Media Delivery; Also Launches Shaped Pop-up Ad Unit That Creates Ads In the Form of An Individual Brand Image --