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shim

1. a thin packing strip or washer often used with a number of similar washers or strips to adjust a clearance for gears, etc.
2. Physics a thin strip of magnetic material, such as soft iron, used to adjust a magnetic field
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Shim

A thin piece, usually wedged-shaped, placed or driven into a joint to level or plumb a structural member.
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shim

[shim]
(engineering)
In the manufacture of plywood, a long, narrow patch glued into the panel or cemented into the lumber core itself.
A thin piece of material placed between two surfaces to obtain a proper fit, adjustment, or alignment.
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shim

A thin piece of wood, metal, or stone, usually tapered, which is inserted under one member so as to adjust its height; used in adjusting the height of one surface so that it is flush with another.
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shim

(jargon, memory management)
A small piece of data inserted in order to achieve a desired memory alignment or other addressing property.

For example, the PDP-11 Unix linker, in split I&D (instructions and data) mode, inserts a two-byte shim at location 0 in data space so that no data object will have an address of 0 (and be confused with the C null pointer).

See also loose bytes.
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shim

Software that allows an older version of a program, framework or protocol to use the newer updated version. The shim may intercept a call to a programming interface (API) and convert the parameters, or it may hand it off to another routine. See polyfill.
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At the time of her death, Shim was covering the ongoing war between Iraqi Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants for control of the Syrian town of Kobani.
Emadi went on to say that Shim had called her bosses on Friday to express concerns she may be arrested because of the constant harassment and accusations of espionage.
If the framing on the rough opening seems to be twisted one way or the other, position your shims so the jamb stays perpendicular to the wall.
"Once the flies were starved and not receiving the insulin and nutritional signaling, all the blood stem cells were gone," Shim said.
The researchers are approaching diamond percentages that can be as high as 85 percent, in a shim less than 250 [micro] in thickness.
Shim said a French company was already offering simulated kidnapping packages, in which people can pay to be abducted without warning, bound, gagged and imprisoned for between four and ten hours.
All of the subjects filled out the validated Sexual Health Inventory for Males (SHIM), a five-item questionnaire that assesses a man's ability to attain and then maintain an erection.
No 2 is correct, A shim is a thin strip of wood or metal.
Macintyre and Thoms [5] demonstrated features as small as 50 nm pillars using a titanium shim and polystyrene (PS).
Shim of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and two undergraduate students recalled that new riders feel most tentative when they are moving slowly.
A spokesman for Ford Components said: "Having the appearance and quality of a solid shim, the material is manufactured from a range of metals, including steel, stainless steel, aluminium and brass, and is peeled down to the right thickness at the point of use on the aircraft or vehicle assembly line, thus saving the need for the storage of a great number of shims of different thickness for shimming up.
DMS-4-828 moldable epoxy shim material is dimensionally accurate and millable.