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Definition of the noun windup

What does windup mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: windups

  1. a concluding action

Alternative definition of the noun windup


  1. The act of ending or concluding something.
  2. The last part of something; a conclusion.
  3. [British] A practical joke or tease.

Definition of the adjective windup

What does windup mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. operated by a mechanism
    • example: windup toys
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: mechanical

Alternative definition of the adjective windup


  1. Operated by a coiled spring that is wound by hand.

Definition of the verb windup

What does windup mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive] [British] To convince somebody that something is true, especially when it is not, often for humorous purposes


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Windup

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1993)

Volume 43 - Process Control: Feedback Simulation to Process Optimization by John J. McKetta Jr

Unfortunately, there is nothing in the PI control equations presented previously to account for the saturation of any element within the loop, thus leading to the potential for a situation known as reset windup. Basically, windup occurs any time ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Women in Sport (2008)

by Barbara L. Drinkwater

Windmill pitch: windup, stride, overhead, acceleration, release and follow- through. Fig. 42.11 Overhand throw: windup, early cocking, late cocking, acceleration. In general, ballistic skills involve transferring momentum from the body to a ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Chemical Engineering (2015)

by Muhammad Rashid Usman

Integral windup: Same as reset windup. See reset windup. Intensive property: Intensive property does not depend on the extent or quantity of a substance. The composition of a salt solution will not change even if it is divided into 10 parts ( say).

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

end, conclusion, termination, fruition, limit, finish, completion, boundary, close, windup, ending, culmination. —v. name, call, designate, style, dub, entitle, title, tag, label, define, specify. termagant n. shrew, virago, nag, scold, fishwife, hellion, ...

Google previewDictionary of Toys and Games in American Popular Culture (2013)

by Frank Hoffmann, Frederick J Augustyn, Jr, Martin J Manning

windup toys: Windup toys, toys of motion rather than still playthings, were originally composed of tinplate. They portray people, animals, ...

Google previewDictionary of Industrial Terms (2013)

by Michael D. Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha

Process Control Reset Windup: With a simple PID controller, integral action will continue to change the controller output value (in voltage, air signal or digital computer value) after the actual output reaches a physical limit. This is called reset ...

Google previewLatino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Lew Freedman

The first thing you check for is whether the pitcher is using a windup or a stretch when you're on third. Of course, it's easiest when ...

Google previewThe Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

by Random House, Stephen Elliott

upshot, windup 7 destroy, outcome, purpose, remnant 8 boundary, concluda, fragment. leave oft, leftover, terminus 9 cessation, eradicate, extremity, finish off, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Although different mechanism may be involved, central sensitization of pain and neuronal 'windup' is thought to play an important role. With peripheral nerve injury, constant sensory nerve bombardment results in reduced firing thresholds, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Hestarted collectingrecords, playedthem onhisfamily's windup acoustical phonograph, and discovered that some phonographs sounded better than others .

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

crimes Floundering like someone running in deep sand, blind without glasses, burdened with books —George Garrett Flounder like a compass that's lost its needle —Anon A variation: “flounder like a windup watch with— out a dial.

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Windup Meaning

Video shows what windup means. The act of ending or concluding something.. The last part of something; a conclusion.. A practical joke or tease.. Windup ...

Scrabble value of W4I1N1D2U1P3

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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