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- n. creep
- n. A creeping thermal motion of entangled linear polymers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of creeping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of creeping or crawling on the belly, as a reptile does.
- n. In mathematics, the motion of one plane figure around another, so as constantly to be tangent to the latter while preserving parallelism between different positions of its own lines; especially, such a motion of one figure round another precisely like it so that the longest diameter of one shall come into line with the shortest of the other.
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Snails move by a kind of locomotion called reptation
Another is the "reptation" model, which describes the serpentine motion of a polymer chain within a "tangle" of surrounding polymer chains.
The reptation model leads to a smaller exponent (v = 3) than the measured one
If you pull it slowly in comparison with the reptation time, the material flows like a very viscous liquid.
Established players can use their reptation and existing customers to ceate the initial buzz.