Tangential stress
Tangential Tan*gen"tial, a. (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a tangent; in the direction of a tangent. [1913 Webster]

{Tangential force} (Mech.), a force which acts on a moving body in the direction of a tangent to the path of the body, its effect being to increase or diminish the velocity; -- distinguished from a normal force, which acts at right angles to the tangent and changes the direction of the motion without changing the velocity.

{Tangential stress}. (Engin.) See {Shear}, n., 3. [1913 Webster]


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  • tangential stress — Shear Shear, n. [AS. sceara. See {Shear}, v. t.] 1. A pair of shears; now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See {Shears}. [1913 Webster] On his head came razor none, nor shear. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Short of the wool …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tangential stress — Смотри касательное напряжение …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • tangential stress — noun : a force acting in a generally horizontal direction; especially : a force that produces mountain folding and overthrusting …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Stress — Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure, strain;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stress of voice — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stress of weather — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tangential — Tan*gen tial, a. (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a tangent; in the direction of a tangent. [1913 Webster] {Tangential force} (Mech.), a force which acts on a moving body in the direction of a tangent to the path of the body, its effect being to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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