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spongy

[′spən·jē]
(mechanical engineering)
Property of a robot whose end effector has high compliance, so that a small force applied to it results in a large motion.
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The language of paragraph 2(b)(2) is spongier than Article 36(a) to the extent that it merely treats the court-martial practice baseline as a guide, rather than binding the court-martial and commission in lock-step fashion.
Finally, as the lakebed became spongier, the boards couldn't support the weight of two people.
manufacturers are choosing airlaid over spunlaced materials for their wiping products due to their softer, spongier feel and lower price points.
adoption of an encrusting morph and a spongier texture) in replicates from the caged treatment.
The roulade was gorgeous with just the right amount of bits that had "burned" on the tin and were therefore crunchy and tasted of treacle and the Cointreau was evident in the softer, spongier bits.
Months of bowling on England's spongier wickets paid off for McGrath when the pitch turned out to be unusually slow because the strip was prepared elsewhere and inserted into the square after the Gabba was used for Olympic football matches.
Trabecular bone is thinner, spongier bone found primarily in flat bone such as the skull, vertebrae, and sternum.
The soils felt spongier underfoot like forest floors, rather than the near hardpan of conventional fields.
The surface of decayed logs is usually mossy and is therefore spongier and quieter when traversed than the hard surface of fresh logs (Barnum et al.
In the title poem of Wakefulness, John Ashbery's sixteenth book of new verse, the speaker wonders if anyone has ever "made a spongier representation, chased/ fewer demons out of the parking lot/ where we all held hands.