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  • Strain insulator — A strain insulator is an insulator that provides both large electrical insulation and a large load bearing capacity. Strain insulators were first used in telegraph systems to isolate the signal wire from ground while still supporting the wire.… …   Wikipedia

  • Strain (injury) — This article is about the injury. For other uses, see Strain. Strain (injury) Classification and external resources ICD 10 M62.6, T14.3 ICD …   Wikipedia

  • strain — 1. v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. stretch tightly; make or become taut or tense. 2 tr. exercise (oneself, one s senses, a thing, etc.) intensely or excessively, press to extremes. 3 a intr. make an intensive effort. b intr. (foll. by after) strive… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strain Encoding MRI — Strain Encoding (SENC) in Magnetic Resonance ImagingSENC is a technique developed by Nael Osman s group at Johns Hopkins University for imaging the strain of deforming tissue using MRI. Introduction Strain encoding is the third type of encoding… …   Wikipedia

  • Strain — Strain, n. [See {Strene}.] 1. Race; stock; generation; descent; family. [1913 Webster] He is of a noble strain. Shak. [1913 Webster] With animals and plants a cross between different varieties, or between individuals of the same variety but of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strain theory (sociology) — In criminology, the strain theory states that social structures within society may encourage citizens to commit crime. Following on the work of Émile Durkheim, Strain Theories have been advanced by Merton (1938), Cohen (1955), Cloward and Ohlin… …   Wikipedia

  • Strain gauge — Typical foil strain gauge. The gauge is far more sensitive to strain in the vertical direction than in the horizontal direction. The markings outside the active area help to align the gauge during installation. A strain gauge (also strain gage)… …   Wikipedia

  • strain — 1. A population of homogeneous organisms possessing a set of defined characteristics; in bacteriology, the set of descendants that retains the characteristics of the ancestor; members of a s. that subsequently differ from the original isolate are …   Medical dictionary

  • strain — strain1 strainingly, adv. strainless, adj. strainlessly, adv. /strayn/, v.t. 1. to draw tight or taut, esp. to the utmost tension; stretch to the full: to strain a rope. 2. to exert to the utmost: to strain one s ears to catch a sound. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • strain — English has two distinct words strain. The older, ‘line of ancestry’ [OE], denotes etymologically ‘something gained by accumulation’. It comes from the prehistoric base *streu ‘pile up’, which was related to Latin struere ‘build’ (source of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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