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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 / kam/ • abbr. computer-aided manufacturing.

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CAM Abbrev. for
1. computer-aided manufacturing,

2. content-addressable memory,

3. cellular automata machine.

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

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