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cam (mechanical device)

cam, mechanical device for converting a rotating motion into a reciprocating, or back-and-forth, motion, or for changing a simple motion into a complex one. A simple form of cam is a circular disk set eccentrically on a shaft in order to induce (when the shaft rotates) a rising and falling motion in a rod or some other moving part held against its edge. There are cams of many diverse shapes, e.g., oval, elliptical, and scalloped-edged, each shape being designed to induce the particular kind of motion required in a moving part. Cams are widely used in many different kinds of machines.

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cam / kam/ • n. a projection on a rotating part in machinery, designed to make sliding contact with another part while rotating and to impart reciprocal or variable motion to it. ∎ short for camshaft. ∎ short for camera1 .

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CAM

CAM Abbrev. for
1. computer-aided manufacturing,

2. content-addressable memory,

3. cellular automata machine.

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cam

cam projection on a wheel. XVIII. — Du. cam COMB, as in kamrad toothed wheel, cog-wheel.

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CAM

CAM / kam/ • abbr. computer-aided manufacturing.

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CAM

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CAM (in computing)

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CAM

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CAM

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cam

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