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Shape

Implies a three-dimensional definition that indicates outline and bulk of the outlined area.

shape

1. Any of a number of metal bars or beams of uniform section, as an I-beam.
2. To cut a profile or detail, as a beaded or rounded edge on a board.
3. To work a material to a required pattern, as on a shaper.
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In this study apart from the discoidal and oval-shaped placentae, we also found one triangular shaped and two irregular shaped placentae in the control group, whereas in pre-eclamptic group 7 (17.5%) placentae were irregular shaped.
In this study, the four representative rubber compounds and two composites were tested at room temperature by indenting a sphere shaped stone at different speeds, and their torsional responses were rated (figures 8a or 8b).
Holes caused by evolved gas tend to be round, except for those caused by nitrogen which are often irregularly shaped, similar to those caused by shrinkage.
By this development, different tire components are shaped and combined on line, rather than in a post-extrusion operation.
Most Harrapan beads are small and irregularly shaped. However, several hundred long, barrel-shaped beads, which resemble those made by the present day Khambhat bead makers, have also been unearthed.
Its first line of argument-based on laboratory studies of altered states of consciousness induced by hallucinogenic drugs, migraine headaches, prolonged exposure to flickering lights, and other means-proposes that six geometric forms commonly appear as mental images in the first phase of a trance state: grids or lattices, parallel lines, dots, zigzags, concentric circles or U- shaped lines, and meandering lines.
Although mathematicians had proved that two differently shaped drums can have identical spectra, they couldn't work out the actual frequencies making up such a spectrum.
They arrive and diffuse randomly, yet they often end up settling into particular patterns, forming lengthy strands, distinctively shaped islands, or arrays of steps, ledges, and terraces.
For example, they have used the laser and a technique called chemical vapor deposition to lay down patterns of platinum or cobalt in the newly shaped silicon.