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Tantalum is a shiny, silvery coloured metal which is heavy, dense, malleable and ductile when pure. It is found in small quantities in minerals
Table Lift
A table where the height can be adjusted and provide a lifting mechanism.
Table Saw
A rotating disc, driven by an electric motor, with teeth around the circumference.
Tablespoon
A convenient unit of capacity.
Tachometer
An instrument that measures the rate at which a shaft is turning.
Tachyon
A tachyon is a theoretical particle that always travels faster than light.
Tack Hammer
A special hammer with a magnetic head for inserting small nails or tacks.
Tack Weld
A weld made to hold parts in proper alignment until the final welds are made.
TAEE
Abbreviation of Tertiary Amyl Ethyl Ether.
Tailings Dam
A dam, usually made of earth and rock, used to contain mining waste.
Takeoff
Phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle goes from the ground to flying in the air.
Take-Off Weight
Maximum allowable weight of an aircraft at the beginning of its take-off run.
TAME
Abbreviation of Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether.
Tan
Trigonometric function.
Tandem Mill
Arrangement of rolling mills, in direct line, allowing the metal to pass from one set of rolls to the next for the reduction of steel.
Tang
The flat on the shank of a cutting tool, such as a drill, reamer or end mill, that fits a slot in -the spindle of a machine to keep the tool from slipping.
Tangent
Trigonometric function.
Tangent Modulus of Elasticity
The instantaneous rate of change of stress as a function of strain.
Tangential
Having the characteristics of a tangent - a straight line touching a circle at one point and forming a right angle with the radius connecting this point with the center of the circle.
Tangential Mode
A room mode produced by reflections off four of the six surfaces of the room.
Tank Circuit
A tuned circuit used to temporarily store energy.
Tantalum
A shiny, silvery coloured metal which is heavy, dense, malleable and ductile when pure. It is found in small quantities in minerals.
Tap Density
The apparent powder density obtained under stated conditions of tapping.
Tap Wrench
A bar with a hole and clamping device or T-bar design to hold a tap used to make internal threads.
Tape
A strip of long, thin, narrow material that may be rolled up.
Taper Charge
A charge regime delivering moderately high rate charging current when the battery is at a low state of charge and tapering the charging current to lower rates as the battery is charged.
Taper Charging
A charging regime delivering moderately high rate of current when the battery is at a low state of charge and tapering the charging current to lower rates as the battery is charged.
Taper Roller Bearing
A bearing composing of a cone of rollers and a matching cup for the rollers to sit within.
Tapped Resistor
A wire-wound, fixed resistor having one or more additional terminals along its length, generally for voltage-divider applications.
Tappet
A tappet is an arm, collar or cam within a machine which imparts intermittent motion.
Tappet Noise
Noise caused by the lash or clearance between the valve stem and rocker arm or between the valve stem and valve lifter.
Tar
A mixture of hydrocarbon oils.
Tardon
A particle which has a positive real mass and travels at a speed less than c in all inertial frames.
Target Population
The entire group a researcher is interested in, the group about which the researcher wishes to draw conclusions.
Target Resolution
The ability of a radar to distinguish between two or more targets that are close to each other
Taste
Four basic tastes are sour, sweet, salt and bitter.
Tau
A letter of the Greek alphabet.
Tau Lepton
The third flavor of charged lepton (in order of increasing mass), with electric charge -1.
Tautology
A sentence that is true because of its logical structure.
Tautomer
A structure formed by facile motion of a hydrogen from one site to another within the same molecule.