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cap

1. Sport chiefly Brit
a. an emblematic hat or beret given to someone chosen for a representative team
b. a player chosen for such a team
2. the upper part of a pedestal in a classical order
3. Botany the pileus of a mushroom or toadstool
4. Hunting
a. money contributed to the funds of a hunt by a follower who is neither a subscriber nor a farmer, in return for a day's hunting
b. a collection taken at a meet of hounds, esp for a charity
5. Anatomy
a. the natural enamel covering a tooth
b. an artificial protective covering for a tooth
6. an upper financial limit
7. a mortarboard when worn with a gown at an academic ceremony (esp in the phrase cap and gown)
8. Meteorol
a. the cloud covering the peak of a mountain
b. the transient top of detached clouds above an increasing cumulus

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy: (in the EU) the system for supporting farm incomes by maintaining agricultural prices at agreed levels

Cap

The top member of any vertical architectural element; often projecting, with a drip for protection from the weather; the coping of a wall, the top of a pedestal or buttress, or the lintel of a door.

What does it mean when you dream about a cap?

A hat, a cover over an oil well, a snow-capped mountain, a nightcap for sleeping, or a nightcap before bed may all indicate sense of completion of some issue, job well done, or a mission accomplished.

cap

[kap]
(engineering)
A detonating or blasting cap.
(genetics)
In many eukaryotic messenger ribonucleic acids, the structure at the 5′ end consisting of 7′-methyl-guanosine-pppX, where X is the first nucleotide encoded in the deoxyribonucleic acid; it is added posttranscriptionally.
(mathematics)
The symbol ∩, which indicates the intersection of two sets.
(mining engineering)
A piece of timber placed on top of a prop or post in a mine.
The horizontal section of a set of timber that is used as a support in a mine roadway.

Cap

(astronomy)

cap

1. Usually, the topmost member of any vertical architectural element, often projecting, with a drip as protection from the weather, e.g., the coping of a wall, top of a pedestal or buttress, the lintel of a door, etc.
2. A layer of concrete placed over rock in the bottom of foundation excavations to level the exposed surface, prevent its deterioration by weathering, and protect it from other damage.
3. The upper member of a column, pilaster, door cornice, molding, and the like; also called cap trim, wainscot cap, dado cap, chair rail cap, capital.
4. A fitting used to close the top end of a tubular newel.
6. A fitting used to close the end of a pipe.
7. A plane surface which is bonded to the bearing surface of a test specimen during its strength testing to ensure a uniform load distribution.

CAP

(networking)

CAP

(communications)

CAP

(networking)

CAP

(1) (Competitive Access Provider) An organization that competes with the established telecommunications provider in an area.

(2) (Carrierless Amplitude Phase) A type of ADSL service. See DSL.

(3) (CAMEL Application Part) The protocol used to implement CAMEL functions in the GSM system. CAP is the CAMEL counterpart of the INAP protocol and resides at the same level in the SS7 protocol suite. See INAP and CAMEL.
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If you want to use a diaphragm or cervical cap, wait until after your sixth postpartum week; diaphragms and cervical caps need to be fitted after you completely heal, and it's not advisable to use them until you've stopped bleeding.
The cervical cap is an effective and convenient birth control method, comments Cynthia Pearson of the National Women's Health Network in Washington, D.
Cervical cap insemination has documented success rates between 10% and 20%, similar to IUI.
Neither the cervical cap nor the female condom has proven very popular among American women, for whom the most widely used methods are tubal ligation, male condoms, and the Pill.
In a prospective study, 331 sexually active university women were evaluated in the month after starting a new contraception method (oral contraceptives, a cervical cap, or a diaphragm and spermicide).
In addition, both the diaphragm and cervical cap can be inserted up to six hours prior to sexual activity Since a man's cooperation is not required to use cervical barriers, these methods give women more control over reproductive decision-making and potentially offer a covert method of protection against HIV and other STIs.
For consumers interested in learning more about the Prentif Cavity-Rim Cervical Cap, Cervical Cap Ltd.
Aside from the best-known barrier method, the male condom, there are also the diaphragm, female condoms, cervical caps, sponges, and IUDs.
Along with drugs (some of which are components of convergent technology, such as patches, implants and vaginal rings), women often use devices such as cervical caps, diaphragms, intrauterine devices, sponges, as well as sterilization clips and rings.
The result looks like an autobody shop remade with diaphragms and cervical caps.
NEW YORK -- In a new report the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that non-oxynol-9 (N-9), which is used in all spermicides in the United States, is moderately effective at preventing pregnancy when used alone and also improves the contraceptive effectiveness of diaphragms and cervical caps.
both, others, including condoms, cervical caps (apt to be