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Definition of the noun abutment
What does abutment mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: abutments
- point of contact between two objects or parts
- a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
Alternative definition of the noun abutment
- [chiefly of an object] The state of abutting.
- Something that abuts.
- The thing on which something abuts.
- The point of junction between two things that abut.
- A construction that supports the end of a bridge.
- Abutment: In engineering, abutment refers to the substructure at the end of a bridge span whereon the bridge's superstructure rests. Single-span bridges have abutments at each end which provide vertical and lateral support for the bridge, as well as acting as retaining walls to resist lateral movement of the earthen fill of the bridge approach. Multi-span bridges require piers to support ends of spans unsupported by abutments.
- Abutment: In dentistry, an abutment is a connecting element.
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by Stephen F. Rosenstiel, Martin F. Land, Junhei Fujimoto
The mesial abutment is a canine, shaped to look like a lateral incisor. The distal abutment is a partial cast crown, which proved to be esthetically acceptable because the metal had been correctly contoured. prevent enamel chipping. A chamfer ...
Understanding Architecture (2005)
An Introduction to Architecture and Architectural History by Hazel Conway, Rowan Roenisch
The springing is the point at which the arch rises from its support, which might be a pier or a wall; the abutment is any solid structure such as a pier or wall which resists the thrust of an arch or vault. During construction arches require a ...
by Chung C. Fu, Shuqing Wang
An integral abutment is a stub abutment on a single row of flexible piles and constructed without joints. These bridges allow for expansion and contraction through movement at the abutments. In the conventional design of the superstructure, ...
Master Dentistry (2008)
Volume 2: Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics by Peter Heasman
The abutment is the component that is connected to the fixture and traverses the overlying soft tissue to provide a connection between the fixture and the overlying restoration. The final component of the system is the restoration or ...
by Mosby, Betty Ladley Finkbeiner
An abutment is a tooth, root, or implant that is used to support the end of a bridge.
The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)
Tv the horizontal force is radius; at the same time also, the pressure T e on the abutment is the secant of the same angle ; and the weight c d of any section is the difference of the tangents of the inclinations of its upper and lower abutments.
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
An abutment is the particular section of either a buttress or a pier which actually receives the pressure or thrust exerted by the weight of an arch or vault. In bridge building an abutment is the support at either extreme end of the structure or, ...
Dental Materials - E-Book (2014)
Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists by Carol Dixon Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, William F. Bird
The implant abutment is the manufactured component that screws into the implant fixture and has intimate contact with the gingival cuff. It is incorporated into the crown for a screw-retained crown (see Figure 11-3). The screw-retained crown ...
Harty's Dental Dictionary (2007)
by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken
abutment Support to receive lateral and horizontal thrust. In dentistry, a tooth, crown or part of an implant used to provide support, stabilization, ...
by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, Sally Stone
Abutment. The construction that supports the end of a bridge. Pictured is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA, which was designed by Joseph B. Strauss and completed in 1937. On the right-hand side of the image, the abutment can ...
by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
Let a girder, supported at the ends, carry a fixed load W at m from the right abutment. The reactions at the abutments are R1 = Wm/l and R2 = W(l-m)/l. The shears on vertical sections to the left and right of the load are R, and -R, and the ...
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- Dental abutment
Un pivot d'implant dentaire. A dental abutment.
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- Bridge Abutment
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- Removal of abutment at Geneva Avenue Bridge
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- Bridge Abutment in the Shenandoah River
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- Another Old Bridge Abutment
As seen near the Niagara Parks headquarters. andyarthur.org/photos/niagara/media13825.html
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- Tempe Beach Stadium/Bridge Abutment
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Scrabble value of A1B3U1T1M3E1N1T1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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