contact force

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contact force

[′kän‚takt ‚fȯrs]
(electricity)
The force exerted by the moving contact of a switch or relay on a stationary contact.
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The next experiment was dedicated to removing of one of the before created dents on the sheet surface with help of the attraction forces too.
Just when it seemed safe to go back into the water, the Jaws attraction forces riders to realize that they may need a bigger boat when suddenly a giant fin slices through the waves.
Magnets mount at a 35-degree angle to the vertical plane so that attraction forces intersect at the train's center of gravity.
Activated carbons are mostly used as physical adsorbents, adsorbing a wide range of species onto a large pore surface area by physical attraction forces.