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meander

an ornamental pattern, esp as used in ancient Greek architecture
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Meander

A running ornament consisting of a fret design with many involved turnings and an intricate variety of designs.
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Meander

 

a common geometric design consisting of a line winding in and out at right angles. The meander was widely used in ancient Greek art. Its name derives from the winding Maeander River (now the Büyükmenderes) in Asia Minor.

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meander

[mē′an·dər]
(hydrology)
A sharp, sinuous loop or curve in a stream, usually part of a series.
(oceanography)
A deviation of the flow pattern of a current.
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fret

1. An ornament, sometimes painted, incised, or raised and formed of short fillets, bands, or reglets variously combined, frequently consisting of continuous lines arranged in rectangular forms; a meander; a Greek key.
2. Similar ornamentation in which the fillets intersect at oblique angles, as often in Oriental designs.

labyrinth fret, key pattern, meander

labyrinth fret
A fret with many involved turnings.
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To determine the causes of phase delay deviation from its nominal, models of an ideal DL, models of the microstrip meander DL (see Section II) and the real prototype of the microstrip meander DL were investigated.
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Based on the DMDSLR dual-band filter [33] and dual-mode meander line configuration [6-9], the improved T-couple consisting of one-arm couple and inter-digital feed for exciting dual-band simultaneously and modified DMDSLR structure for extending the bandwidth are presented in this paper.
Although usually drawn above the line, we consider the single closed loop of a meander M to be a particular pair of matchings, A above and B below.
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A simple model of the meander pattern is the equation for a sine-generated curve (Knighton, 1998):