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- n. A structural separation between two building elements that allows free movement between the elements without damage to the system.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a strip of compressible material placed at intervals between blocks of poured concrete, as in roads or sidewalks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In steam engineering: Any kind of joint for connecting steam-pipes which permits the pipe to expand or contract under varying temperatures without increase of its length over all.
- n. An attachment of a boiler in its framing to allow the former to expand without affecting the latter.
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