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dwell

1. a regular pause in the operation of a machine
2. a flat or constant-radius portion on a linear or rotary cam enabling the cam follower to remain static for a brief time

dwell

[dwel]
(design engineering)
That part of a cam that allows the cam follower to remain at maximum lift for a period of time.
(electricity)
The number of degrees through which the distributor cam rotates from the time that the contact points close to the time that they open again. Also known as dwell angle.
(engineering)
A pause in the application of pressure to a mold.
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While highly recommended for both community and academic library Metaphysical Studies collections, it should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers that "A Dweller on Two Planets" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $16.10).
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'I am happy that India has sent a rocket to Mars,' said the slum dweller, as his malnourished wife came out and tried to scrape the last grain of rice from an already empty vessel.
Seven people, including women and children, had been drowned in the river since last year, the dweller added.