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Definition of the adjective actuating

What does actuating mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. causing motion or action or change
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of actuating: activating
    • similar: causative

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Google previewHenley's Encyclopaedia of Practical Engineering and Allied Trades ... (1908)

has two cj'linders ; one, the hammer cylinder containing the piston rod actuating the tup, the other, the controlling cylinder by which the intensity of the blow can be regulated. In the early ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aerodynamics (2015)

by Frank Hitchens

Actuating wingtip The actuating wingtip is an advanced form of winglet for supersonic aircraft . A normal winglet is a fixed device but the actuating wingtip is drooped ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2004)

4-volume set by Hans J. Hillerbrand

®actuating ̄. the religiousliberty law of October 1988. Withan independent charismaticchurch movement growing rapidly, the ADIhas tended to retreatfrom engagement, out ofthe fearthat ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

A controller using intermittently observed values of a signal such as the setpoint signal, the actuating error signal, or the signal representing the controlled variable to effect control again. Self-operated (Regulator). A controller in which all the ...

Google previewThe Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce ...: The devil's dictionary (1911)

actuating. its. bones. its. gestures. are. inexpressibly. terrifying to gory tyrants suspected of fomenting law and order. RHADOMANCER, n. One who uses a diviningrod in prospecting for precious metals in the pocket of a fool. RIBALDRY, n.

Google previewDictionary of Automotive Engineering (2016)

by Don Goodsell

clutch pedal free travel Distance moved by clutch pedal before clutch actuating mechanism begins to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1995)

Volume 54 - Steam Reforming: Operating Experience to Storage Tank Explosion Safeguards by John J. McKetta Jr

Introduction A steam trap is simply a self-actuating valve that opens in the presence of con- densate and/or noncondensible gases and closes in the presence of steam. There are several types of steam traps, each using different actuating ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3T1U1A1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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