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ply

one of the strands twisted together to make rope, yarn, etc.

Ply

A thickness of material used for building up several layers, as in plywood and built-up roofing.

ply

[plī]
(materials)
A thin sheet of wood or other material bonded to one or more additional thin sheets, as in plywood.
(textiles)
A strand of yarn made by twisting together two or more strands.

ply

ply
One of a number of thin sheets in a layered construction, as in plywood, laminated panels, roofing felt, etc.

ply

(mathematics, data)
1. Of a node in a tree, the number of branches between that node and the root.

2. Of a tree, the maximum ply of any of its nodes.
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Ply Gem employs approximately 11,600 people across 35 facilities in North America.
where [A.sub.i] is the cross-sectional area of the ith ply and Et is the effective engineering modulus of the ith ply in the axial direction.
The pickup step has been developed so that it is possible to pick one ply without affecting adjacent material, resembling the case when picking from a cutting machine surface.
In addition to standard inspection capabilities (ply boundaries, ply direction, tooling points, etc.) operators have the ability to highlight any feature on a course (individual courses, individual tows, etc.) through the use of an intuitive 3D interface.
Banova Ply is available in 48-inch by 96-inch sheets and stocked in 12mm, 18mm and 25mm thicknesses.
The high quality paper consists of three ply whereas the low quality paper consists of two ply.
28 May 2010 - US Ply Gem Holdings Inc has hired JP Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Credit Suisse (VTX:CSGN), UBS Securities and Deutsche Bank (ETR:DBK) to underwrite its initial public offering (IPO), the exterior building products maker said on Friday.
He said that according to Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) any auto using the LPG kit could ply on the streets.
For example, with a single ply roof, there's not a need for one of these big kettles to heat up bitumen, so it's cleaner," says Vincent McPartland, vice president, sales and marketing, Stevens Roofing Systems, Holyoke, MA.
Featuring an inner ply that provides a smooth interior for maximum flow and minimum friction loss, the two-ply hose is wound with a fiberglass cord, has spring steel wire imbedded between the two piles, and is heat vulcanized for optimum strength and serviceability.
Buralls of Wisbech's 2 ply peel and reveal labels offer a cost-effective and space-saving way to add value to products with promotional coupons, recipe ideas, instructions for use, or terms and conditions.