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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cam  \Cam\  (k[a^]m),  n.  [Dan.  kam  comb,  ridge;  or  cf  W.,  Gael., 
  and  Ir.,  cam  bent.  See  1st  {Comb}.] 
  1.  (Med.) 
  a  A  turning  or  sliding  piece  which  by  the  shape  of  its 
  periphery  or  face,  or  a  groove  in  its  surface,  imparts 
  variable  or  intermittent  motion  to  or  receives  such 
  motion  from  a  rod,  lever,  or  block  brought  into 
  sliding  or  rolling  contact  with  it 
  b  A  curved  wedge,  movable  about  an  axis,  used  for 
  forcing  or  clamping  two  pieces  together. 
  c  A  projecting  part  of  a  wheel  or  other  moving  piece  so 
  shaped  as  to  give  alternate  or  variable  motion  to 
  another  piece  against  which  it  acts 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cam  \Cam\,  a.  [See  {Kam}.] 
  Crooked.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cam 
  n  :  shaped  rotating  disk  to  convert  circular  into  linear  motion 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CAM 
 
  1.    {content  addressable  memory}. 
 
  2.    {computer  aided  manufacturing}. 
 
  (1999-09-17) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAM 
  Common  Access  Method  (SCSI) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAM 
  Computer  Aided  Manufacturing 
 
 




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