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ply

one of the strands twisted together to make rope, yarn, etc.

Ply

A thickness of material used for building up several layers, as in plywood and built-up roofing.

ply

[plī]
(materials)
A thin sheet of wood or other material bonded to one or more additional thin sheets, as in plywood.
(textiles)
A strand of yarn made by twisting together two or more strands.

ply

ply
One of a number of thin sheets in a layered construction, as in plywood, laminated panels, roofing felt, etc.

ply

(mathematics, data)
1. Of a node in a tree, the number of branches between that node and the root.

2. Of a tree, the maximum ply of any of its nodes.
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Pairwise comparisons revealed that population average MOE values for both solid sawn virgin wood crossarms (Composition A) and laminated crossarms made entirely of utility pole plies (Composition E) were significantly different (actually greater) than population average MOE values for the other four composition schemes (P [less than or equal to] 0.0026).
You put your knee over the ball of the foot, and that creates a cushion, then the plie puts the heel down as you finish landing.
HAMPI is used with the company's laser guide system, which eliminates a physical template for positioning the plies. An operator clicks the laser-guide remote control and three laser dots appear on the part.
One fabrication method was simply to lay up the resin-powder core material together with chemical foaming agents at the center of a sandwich of dry reinforcing fabric plies, with or without interleaved resin films.
Controllable density is said to allow individual plies or layers as light as 15 [g/m.sup.2] and as heavy as 5 [kg/m.sup.2].
At least one of the two plies is embossed with an artistic pattern where distances and directions of the protrusions are varied.
There are fiberglass strands between the paper and reinforcing plies to increase the strength of the sheeting.
Additionally, the tire carcass (20) has at least one axially outer ply of textile (21) cords extending from bead to bead along the turn-ups (20A, 20B, 20C and 20D) and of the axially inner plies (2A, 2B, 2C and 2D).
The sidewall, bead, air retaining liner, tread, plies and belts of off-road tires can be inspected for foreign materials, body ply cord spacing, turnups, chafer height and bead bundle concentricity.
Cap plies reduce tire growth by covering the steel belt with a restraining fabric, called an overlay or a cap ply.
It is compounded to provide resistance to ozone and weather effects as well as abrasion as it serves to protect the body plies. The compound must maintain flexibility without cracking when subjected to severe distortion over a range of temperature conditions.