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tangling

[′taŋ·gliŋ]
(solid-state physics)
The reduction of motion of dislocations in a substance by increasing the total number of dislocations, so that they tangle and interfere with each other's motions.
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Lily Gardner, 10 and from Halesowen, had great fun weaving blue ribbons in the Tangle area with her brother Gabriel, seven.
Additionally, the No More Tangle eliminates the considerable expenditure of time and the hassle inherent in attempting to untangle cords.
Using the tangle decomposition it is possible to quickly generate all (3 + 1)-free posets of a given size up to isomorphism in a straightforward way (see Theorem 3.
The unconventional Tangle Teezer hairbrush incorporates around 400 teeth arranged in a unique configuration with a specific design.
Tangle spent his morning driving around the city of Denton, slowing down as he passed the various properties under his supervision.
This makes AL-108 the first drug to validate in humans the importance of the tangle, or tau, pathway in the disease.
Unlimited Theatre's Tangle, Northern Stage, Stage 2, until tonight A MELODY for a string quartet passes easily from one instrument to another.
Repeated visits to the mouth of the retreat during tangle construction resulted in the apparent reinforcement of the few lines radiating from this area, a possible adaptation to sense the location of prey in the web, and to facilitate orientation of the spider to prey in the web.
a rough "fit" to the difference between Mossy and Tangle in
Chinese customs authorities have banned the import of 900 kilograms of tangle from Japan, on grounds that the Japanese seaweed contains mercury residues that exceed China's safety standards, the Chinese media said Tuesday.
Uncrushed sprue runners or castings can tangle, which causes jamming in the charge handling equipment.
Eventually, they gravitate to a downed tangle of tree limbs (sculpted by Judd Weisberg); later, he hoists the tangle in a slippery epiphany of fitful stasis.