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air gap

[′er ‚gap]
(electronics)
A gap or an equivalent filler of nonmagnetic material across the core of a choke, transformer, or other magnetic device.
A spark gap consisting of two electrodes separated by air.
The space between the stator and rotor in a motor or generator.
(engineering)
The distance between two components or parts.
In plastic extrusion coating, the distance from the opening of the extrusion die to the nip formed by the pressure and chill rolls.
The unobstructed vertical distance between the lowest opening of a faucet (or the like) which supplies a plumbing fixture (such as a tank or washbowl) and the level at which the fixture will overflow.
(geology)
(petroleum engineering)
In an offshore drilling operation, the distance from the normal sea surface level to the bottom of the base of the drilling platform.

air gap

air gap, 2
air gap, 1
1. The unobstructed vertical distance between the lowest opening of a faucet (or the like) which supplies a plumbing fixture (such as tank or wash bowl) and the level at which the fixture will overflow.
2. In a drainage system, the unobstructed vertical distance between the outlet of a waste pipe and the flood-level rim of the receptacle into which it discharges.
3. A gap in an electric or magnetic circuit; usually acts as a high-resistance path in the circuit.
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6 indicates that the effect of the air gap on the cycle time increases with increasing [[Pi].
The solenoid's C stack and plunger can distort enough from this mechanical pounding that the air gap disappears and in-rush power is lost.
Figure 5 illustrates the temperature distribution in the upper region of the wall, which has an air gap above the insulation.
First was the increasing range of aircraft, which closed the air gap.
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An example of the related spectrum of vacuum fluctuations was given by Casimir [2], who predicted that two metal plates will attract each other when being separated by a sufficiently small air gap.
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The convective heat transfer coefficients in the air gap for the PV side, [h.
There is an air gap length between the spinneret and coagulation bath.
The height of the air gap between the breather membrane and heat reflective coating is 35 mm, whereas the height of the air gap between the heat reflective coating and roof coating is 40 mm.