American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. revolutions per minute
- n. rate of revolution of a motor
“If the rpm is too fast the whip will destroy itself because of the hydrodynamic forces applied to it by the fluid.”
“This is due to the idea that the engine can only rev to a certain rpm amount and the clutch mechanism takes away necessary rpm to produce speed.”
“The Play-Pump is capable of producing 1400 litres per hour at 16 rpm from a depth of 40m, and is effective up to a depth of 100m.”
“The pump is capable of producing 1400 litres per hour at 16 rpm from a depth of 40 metres and is effective up to a depth of 100 metres.”
“For example, a file named ruby1. 8.5.i586.rpm is coded in the rpm format.”
“Our first laps were run at about 4,800 rpm, which is about 110 mph, and I was having no problem staying with Anthony, who was behind the instructor, second in our line of three.”
“At the request of Victoria, see the rest of the article for various different sizes of clips as well as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and some files called rpm and smil.”
“With a 16 mm (0.63 in.) compressor rotor diameter and a 17 mm (0.67 in.) turbine rotor diameter and combustion chamber, the engine boasts a rotational speed of 500,000 to 600,000 rpm, which is made possible by special air bearings the researchers developed.”
“This powerplant produces 157 horsepower in the van, with torque of 163 foot-pounds peaking at 4,000 rpm, which is more than what last year's engine provided.”
“Peak torque is 166 foot-pounds at 4,400 rpm, which is on par with many other sedans.”
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