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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having opposite surfaces exactly plane and parallel, as a piece of glass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In optics, having two surfaces plane and parallel to each other: as, a plane-parallel plate of glass.


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  • Abstract: A generalized form of the Bennett pinch is studied in both cylindrical geometry and plane-parallel geometry.

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  • The parquetry-fillets are pieces of wood made from raw slats, rectangular, with key and slot and with plane-parallel top and bottom surfaces.

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  • ยท Be sure to align the workpiece exactly plane-parallel.

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  • When clamping the workpieces take care to ensure that all workpieces are positioned next to each other plane-parallel and well aligned.

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  • This requires plane-parallel surfaces and relatively little chip removal due to the low clamping force.

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  • O. Lummer on interference spectroscopy and heat radiation, the influence of which was shown in von Laue's dissertation on interference phenomena in plane-parallel plates.

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  • If the pulse that passes through the workpiece has plane-parallel surfaces then the reflected pulse returns to the probe and generates a signal (backwall echo) on the CRT-screen of the instrument.

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  • For the calibration we use a plane-parallel calibration block which has a known thickness and must be made of the same material as the test object. (iii) Locating - reflectors: To test the workpiece we couple the probe onto its surface.

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  • If this has two plane-parallel surfaces, the sound pulse will be reflected on the surface opposite to the probe and return to it.

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  • In order to protect the crystals against damage they are pasted on a plane-parallel or wedge-shaped plastic delay block; the shape of the delay block depends on whether the sound wave is to be transmitted perpendicularly or angularly into the workpiece to be tested.

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