cinching


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cinching

[′sin·chiŋ]
(computer science)
Creases produced in magnetic tape when the supply reel is wound at low tension and suddenly stopped during playback.
(graphic arts)
The tightening of successive loops of film on a roll.
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When exposed to UV light of a certain wavelength, these molecules link, cinching the polymer's own constituent chains in place.
Monsieur Norry looks bored with it all - existence, nonexistence, his cravat, the button cinching his jacket, Ingres and his busy silence - but what is seen is less a portrait of Charles Desire Norry than that of a mind forever moving elsewhere.