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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Discontinuous motion by a succession of stages or steps, as of a pointer around a dial in the dial telegraph or of the type-wheel in certain systems of printing-telegraphy, or of the sliding-contact devices in certain automatic controllers for electric machinery.

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