axis of torsion

axis of torsion
axis of torsion (axis of twist) Torsionsachse f

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  • Torsion — Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • torsion — [tôr′shən] n. [ME torcion < MFr torsion < LL(Ec) torsio < pp. of L torquere, to twist: see TORT] 1. the process or condition of twisting or being twisted 2. Mech. a) the stress or strain produced in a body, as a rod, wire, or thread, by… …   English World dictionary

  • Torsion spring — A mousetrap powered by a helical torsion spring A torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is, a flexible elastic object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. The amount of force (actually torque) it exerts… …   Wikipedia

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  • torsion — noun a) The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned… …   Wiktionary

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  • torsion — noun Etymology: Late Latin torsion , torsio torment, alteration of Latin tortio, from torquēre to twist Date: 1543 1. the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of forces tending to turn one end or part about a longitudinal axis while… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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