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By Ron Hanifan

This crucial reference defines the primary and most ordinarily used phrases present in engineering records and drawings throughout a number of disciplines and explains them in undeniable, unambiguous English. Concise Dictionary of Engineering: A advisor to the Language of Engineering additionally distinguishes how a few phrases tackle varied meanings in several engineering contexts—critical wisdom whilst engaged on collaborative initiatives with assorted components and co-workers. in line with an version built for researchers and technicians at Lockheed Martin, each one access during this quantity is written in transparent, daily English with out complicated jargon and “techno-speak.” The booklet is perfect for college students, specialist engineers, commercial body of workers, managers and somebody else who calls for a pretty good knowing of the language of engineers.

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Bifurcated Contact A connector contact (usually a flat spring), which is slotted lengthwise to provide additional, independently operated points of contact. Bilateral Tolerance A tolerance in which variation is permitted in both directions from the specified dimension. Binary Pertaining to a characteristic or property involving a selection, choice, or condition in which there are two possibilities. Binary Code A code that makes use of exactly two distinct characters, usually 0 and 1. Binary Digit (BIT) (1) A character used to represent one of the two digits in the numeration system with a base of two, each digit representing one of two, and only two, possible states of a physical entity or system.

001 inch below the minimum shank diameter, but not below the minimum major diameter for applicable class of fit. The head is designed for external wrenching. The minimum tensile strength shall be less than 160,000 pounds per square inch. Bolt, Eye An externally threaded device whose threaded portion is of one nominal diameter, without a head, but with the unthreaded end either bent more than 225 degrees or cast, forged, or punched to resemble an eye. Bolt, Hook An externally threaded device whose threaded portion is of one nominal diameter, without a head but with the unthreaded end bent not over 225 degrees.

Bolt, Self-Locking A Bolt, machine or screw, cap, hexagon head with the added characteristic of a locking feature incorporated in the design of the head or in the threads. Bolt, Shear A bolt, close tolerance except that item is fabricated from material having a minimum tensile strength of 160,000 pounds per square inch or greater. Bolt, Shoulder A bolt, machine or screw, cap hexagon head that has a round unthreaded neck or shank, all or part of which is of greater diameter than the threaded portion.

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