higher pair

higher pair

[′hī·ər ′per]
(mechanical engineering)
A link in a mechanism in which the mating parts have surface (instead of line or point) contact.
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One small sampling of topics turns up analyzing and simulating a new integrated printing and drying machine, indoor ambulatory monitoring for psycho-physiological and behavioral activity assessment, tooth contact analysis of planetary gear trains with equally spaced planets, the anti-friction effect of micro-deep holes for higher pair components, an optical fiber sensing technique for monitoring stray currents in coal mines, modeling and control of unmanned trimaran vehicles, elastic-plastic impact loads of steel spheres impacting on planes, and calculating the ballast water load of a semi-submersible barge.
At this point you should look at your small pair and figure that you are up against a higher pair or possibly even trips (three of a king), so you should be folding your hand.
Andy, 39, who finished fifth in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, was tipped to lift the pounds 4.4million jackpot but in his last hand his two 10s were beaten by a higher pair.
in Japanese quails of Pakistan who reported the higher paired testicular weight (4.53 [+ or -] 0.370 g) in summer (sexually active phase) and lowest (0.78 [+ or -] 0.048 g) in winter (inactive phase).

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