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fit

1
Pathol a sudden attack or convulsion, such as an epileptic seizure

fit

2
Archaic a story or song or a section of a story or song

Fit

 

in machine building, the character of the junction between machine parts. The fit determines the parts’ greater or lesser freedom of relative movement and their resistance to being displaced by each other.

fit

[fit]
(design engineering)
The dimensional relationship between mating parts, such as press, shrink, or sliding fit.

fit

i. The total avionics package in an aircraft.
ii. The desired clearance, if any, between mating surfaces (e.g., push fit, force fit).
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Were I Christ's own, then fitly might I call That vision real; for to the thoughtful mind That walks with Him, he half unveils his face (Verses on Various Occasions 73)
The rest of the time, we're left wanting to know much more about this man who can seem by turns childlike in his panic, menacing in his indignation and, oddly, passionately repentant for sins he does not fitly believe he has even committed.
So that two or three of them are ofte times fitly joined into one.
If the part that the men played in the war must be passed over in silence as too large for this history, how much more impossible would it be to describe fitly the part that the women performed.
The conversations leading to church union in Canada originally had included Anglicans and Baptists, and the newly inaugurated church hoped that one day all non-Roman Christians in Canada would belong to a church that "could fitly be called national.
Lutyens himself recalled: `It was a mass-feeling too deep to express itself more fitly than by the piles of good fresh flowers which loving hands placed at the Cenotaph day by day.
whose simple mien Provokes the insulting eys [sic] of spleen To mock the melancholy trait Of patience, in thy front display'd, By thy Great Author fitly so pourtray'd [sic], To character the sorrows of thy fate.
And so his high-spirited, polemical, often witty style, his generous quotations of obscure plebeians, his parenthetical parallels to modern times--these fitly express his content, his argument.
Increasing competition among universities for a limited pool of students is a driving force in generating fitly accessible facilities--sometimes well beyond legal requirements currently on the books.
Wages" met with enthusiastic approval by Macmillan, who praised the poem as a "very noble and true idea fitly expressed," while Grove said, "There is enough in these 10 lines for a whole No.
In the lambent suspension of August into which night is about to fitly come, it seems to engender and surround itself with a faint glow like a halo.
All this is now fitly honoured in the handsome volume edited by his close friends, Jacob Ajayi and John Peel, which commemorates his untimely death in 1988.