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backlash

1. a reaction or recoil between interacting worn or badly fitting parts in a mechanism
2. the play between parts

backlash

[′bak‚lash]
(design engineering)
The amount by which the tooth space of a gear exceeds the tooth thickness of the mating gear along the pitch circles.
(electronics)
A small reverse current in a rectifier tube caused by the motion of positive ions produced in the gas by the impact of thermoelectrons.
(engineering)
Relative motion of mechanical parts caused by looseness.
The difference between the actual values of a quantity when a dial controlling this quantity is brought to a given position by a clockwise rotation and when it is brought to the same position by a counterclockwise rotation.
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Beyond IR's narrow boundaries the idea of backlash holds widespread interest.
The different components of the system characterized by backlash (for instance, the transmission gears and the drive shafts joints) are lumped together into one single term, which is considered a reasonable approximation for drive quality control [5], [7], [8].
Zayn had a big win at Backlash by beating Corbin, who many have considered to be the favorite to win the Money in the Bank briefcase.
In [3], backlash effects on a cable actuated device are investigated.
Building a backlash inverse model at the control input and designing the feed forward compensation to offset the impact of backlash are most widely used in the current control compensation strategy.
It provides a kinematically correct gear, that can run in either direction of rotation, and on which the backlash is infinitely adjustable from an acceptable maximum to near zero.
Backlash deals with viral bullying and the lives it can shatter.
He said: "Gerry Adams says to me 'Michael, you are getting a letter of support from the republican people.' .' He says 'if you release the names I hope you are ready for the backlash.' "I.
Since there are less surfaces moving towards each other, less wear arises on zero-backlash couplings than on drive systems with backlash, making them ideal for clean room applications.
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