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mesh

Engineering the engagement of teeth on interacting gearwheels

Mesh

 

a unit of measure that characterizes woven wire screens; it indicates the number of holes per linear inch (25.4 mm). The classification of a screen according to the mesh does not indicate the true size of the holes. Mesh is not based on the metric system and is virtually not used in the USSR.

mesh

[mesh]
(computer science)
(design engineering)
A size of screen or of particles passed by it in terms of the number of openings occurring per linear inch in each direction. Also known as mesh size.
(electricity)
A set of branches forming a closed path in a network so that if any one branch is omitted from the set, the remaining branches of the set do not form a closed path. Also known as loop.
(mathematics)
(mechanical engineering)
Engagement or working contact of teeth of gears or of a gear and a rack.
(mining engineering)
A closed path traversed through the network in ventilation surveys.
The size of diamonds as determined by sieves.
(textiles)
Any fabric, knitted or woven, with an open, fine or coarse texture.

mesh

1. The number of openings per inch in wire cloth; a 100-mesh screen has 100 openings per inch in each direction.
2. A network of metal wires or the like.
3. Expanded metal, light-woven steel, or welded steel used as reinforcement in concrete.

mesh

(character)
The INTERCAL name for hash.

mesh

An architecture that connects devices using multiple pathways. See mesh network, wireless mesh network, Live Mesh and switch fabric.
References in classic literature ?
The count moved in his affairs as in a huge net, trying not to believe that he was entangled but becoming more and more so at every step, and feeling too feeble to break the meshes or to set to work carefully and patiently to disentangle them.
Finally by dint of his mighty strength, Norman of Torn drove his blade through the meshes of his adversary's mail, and the fellow with a cry of anguish sank limply to the ground.
Opposite to him was a Peer who was even then engaged in threading the meshes of the Bankruptcy Court, what did they care for that?
They would probably try to draw you a little way into its meshes.
He managed by a skillful handling of his net to retain all the large fish and to draw them to the shore; but he could not prevent the smaller fish from falling back through the meshes of the net into the sea.
     They'd all escaped through the meshes.
Near by lay a shotgun and a game bag through the meshes of which was seen the plumage of shot birds.
A net, composed of very fine meshes, hung between two enormous tulip-trees, and in the midst of this snare, with its wings entangled, was a poor little bird, uttering pitiful cries, while it vainly struggled to escape.
Caught in its tangled meshes, he could see no other way to play it than the way all men played it.
A dark conspiracy was on foot in the midst of us; and our beloved and innocent friend had been entangled in its meshes.
The old sword-bearer's face, the worn-out and mournful face so covered with wrinkles that it seemed to look out through the meshes of a fine dark net, could be seen close above his shoulders.