asperity


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asperity

Physics the elastically compressed region of contact between two surfaces caused by the normal force

asperity

[a′sper·ə·dē]
(geology)
A type of surface roughness appearing along the interface of two faults.
References in classic literature ?
Bear in mind, and let it not escape thy memory, how she receives thee; if she changes colour while thou art giving her my message; if she is agitated and disturbed at hearing my name; if she cannot rest upon her cushion, shouldst thou haply find her seated in the sumptuous state chamber proper to her rank; and should she be standing, observe if she poises herself now on one foot, now on the other; if she repeats two or three times the reply she gives thee; if she passes from gentleness to austerity, from asperity to tenderness; if she raises her hand to smooth her hair though it be not disarranged.
"How strange," continued the king, with some asperity; "the police think that they have disposed of the whole matter when they say, `A murder has been committed,' and especially so when they can add, `And we are on the track of the guilty persons.'"
Munt with asperity, "and that may or may not be a good thing.
"Oh, I know what you're drivin' at," Bert said with asperity. "An' all I can tell you is, livin' or dead, in a job or out, no matter what happens to me, if you will lead that way, you will, an' there's nothin' else to it."
It is worthy of remark, as a curious physical instance of the efficacy of a sudden surprise in counteracting the effects of extreme fear, that her voice had quite recovered all its official asperity.
What's with you, I say with some asperity, here I am confessing all and you are yammering on about the Roman empire.
The anti-inflammatory abilities of the monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and polyphenols in black olives may also help dull the asperity of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
But it was really different for every single asperity because of rough contact.
From Equation (4) it is apparent that for airways with the same surface roughness (asperity height), but different hydraulic mean diameters, the k factor should vary.
Everyone must go, asperity after roughness, take his own decision!
A more extensive evaluation becomes necessary when the local clearance decreases to the range of asperity heights.
We must start to conduct ourselves in a different lifestyle that is more wary of our asperity. It is incumbent upon us to take necessary steps to save our earth from becoming uninhabitable, for ours and the coming generations' sake.