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bite

1. Angling an attempt by a fish to take the bait or lure
2. the depth of cut of a machine tool
3. the grip or hold applied by a tool or chuck to a workpiece
4. Dentistry the angle or manner of contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed naturally
5. the surface of a file or rasp with cutting teeth
6. the corrosive action of acid, as on a metal etching plate

What does it mean when you dream about a bite?

If one is being bitten in a dream, it can reflect feelings about something threatening in one’s environment, or feeling threatened by one’s own repressed anger or sexuality. If the dreamer is doing the biting, it can reflect everything from self-assertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. Biting finds expression in an usually large range of idioms that might find expression in dreams: “bite the bullet,” “their bark is worse than their bite,” “bite off more than you can chew,” “bite the dust,” “bite the hand that feeds you,” “bite their head off,” and “they won’t bite.” (See also Dentures, Teeth).

bite

[bīt]
(biology)
To seize with the teeth.
Closure of the lower teeth against the upper teeth.
(engineering)
In glazing, the length of overlap of the inner edge of a frame over the edge of the glass.
(graphic arts)
In photoengraving, the various stages of etching accomplished through the action of acid.
(medicine)
Skin injury produced by an animal's teeth or the mouthparts of an insect.

bite

In glazing, the distance by which the inner edge of a frame (or a stop) overlaps the edge of the glass or panel.

BITE (built-in test equipment)

A monitoring device that assesses the serviceability and health of aircraft and/or engines and indicates the results. It assists both the maintenance personnel and the aircrew.

bite

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Bite force and maxillofacial morphology in patients with Duchenne-type muscular dystrophy.
The switch in position "A" (in measuring the bite force of anterior teeth) selects the [R.
In the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, head width is positively correlated to bite force, and this shark generates the highest mass specific bite force of any shark measured to date (Habegger et al.
What this study shows is that pound per pound bull sharks have the largest bite force value among all studied sharks," she said.
13 In a dentate population, chewing side preference was present in almost half the subjects, and was associated with lateral asymmetry of bite force and occlusal contact area.
Dr Mountain has received funding from the Yorkshire Enterprise Fellowship to develop a commercial version of the instrument to measure children's bite forces.
By comparison, T-Rex could only manage a bite force of around 3.
Of course it is necessary to mention that the force used to fracture teeth in this study was much more than the maximum bite force in children.
The bite force is about the same in the upper and lower jaw.
Ingervall y Minder: Correiation between maximum bite force and facial morphology in children.
Sereno and croc expert Brady Barr estimate the whole critter was about 40 feet long, with its jaw boasting a probable bite force of a whopping 18,000 pounds.
The analysis showed that Allosaurus had a weak bite force and a relatively flexible lower jaw.