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dwell

1. a regular pause in the operation of a machine
2. a flat or constant-radius portion on a linear or rotary cam enabling the cam follower to remain static for a brief time

dwell

[dwel]
(design engineering)
That part of a cam that allows the cam follower to remain at maximum lift for a period of time.
(electricity)
The number of degrees through which the distributor cam rotates from the time that the contact points close to the time that they open again. Also known as dwell angle.
(engineering)
A pause in the application of pressure to a mold.
References in classic literature ?
What would these divinities think of India, anglicised as it is to-day, with steamers whistling and scudding along the Ganges, frightening the gulls which float upon its surface, the turtles swarming along its banks, and the faithful dwelling upon its borders?
His wonted carelessness is replaced by a wistful looking at, and dwelling upon, all the old landmarks.
Dwelling upon the poetry and philosophy of the Poet of the East, the High Commissioner said that Allama Iqbals vision was very much relevant in the contemporary society and, therefore, we must seek guidance from his poetic thought and philosophy.
Dwelling upon the various works by Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, Mamata said the state was the first in introducing fair price shops for medicines where discount up 78 per cent was offered.