Strand

(redirected from strands)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms.

Strand,

street in London, England, roughly parallel with the Thames River, running from the Temple to Trafalgar Square. It is a street of law courts, hotels, theaters, and office buildings and is the main artery between the City and the West End.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

strand

[strand]
(engineering)
One of a number of steel wires twisted together to form a wire rope or cable or an electrical conductor.
A thread, yarn, string, rope, wire, or cable of specified length.
One of the fibers or filaments twisted or laid together into yarn, thread, rope, or cordage.
(geology)
A beach bordering a sea or an arm of an ocean.
(navigation)
To run aground; term strand usually refers to a serious grounding, while the term “ground” refers to any grounding, however slight.
(textiles)
An element of a woven material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strand

1. A number of individual steel wires twisted together.
2. A number of individual steel wires laid together (not twisted).
3. In pre-stressed concrete, a type of prestressing tendon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strand

1 Chiefly poetic
1. a shore or beach
2. a foreign country

strand

2
1. a set of or one of the individual fibres or threads of string, wire, etc., that form a rope, cable, etc.
2. a single length of string, hair, wool, wire, etc.

Strand

the. a street in W central London, parallel to the Thames: famous for its hotels and theatres
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Strand

(1)
AND-parallel logic programming language. Essentially flat Parlog83 with sequential-and and sequential-or eliminated.

["Strand: New Concepts on Parallel Programming", Ian Foster et al, P-H 1990]. Strand88 is a commercial implementation.

Strand

(2)
A query language, implemented on top of INGRES (an RDBMS). ["Modelling Summary Data", R. Johnson, Proc ACM SIGMOD Conf 1981].
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
References in periodicals archive ?
Experimental and model simulation studies have demonstrated that panel density and strand alignment play significant roles in determining MOR and MOE of oriented strand wood products.
Bottom steel feed roll is serrated for positive grip of extrudate strands, and top rubber feed roll is adjustable.
On the leading strand, the new DNA can be built out starting from the very end where the helix started to split and moving toward the other end, toward the fork in the double helix, making for a smooth line of new genetic material.
T2=10% removal of strands per spathe###3.30 c###2.22 c###8.14 b###1.01 b###14.34 ab###28.60 b
The addition of a molecular robot carrying a CD8 antibody docking on a cell that expressed CD45, CD3 and CD8 caused this strand to grow.
The 3' end of this NMP is then attached to the 5' alpha phosphate of another NMP, and so on, to create a long, single stranded chain of NMPs.
Other common problems include a worn lower feed roll, which causes loss of traction; an improper strand tempering process causing strands to snake wildly; and a worn stranding plate, which produces strands of various diameters.
Separating DNA strands: The hydrogen bonding between the complementary bases is weaker than the phosphodiester bond between consecutive nucleotides within a strand.
A Carmanah 12/48 ring strander was used to create 4- and 9-inch strands from aspen (Populus spp.) logs.
Every customer visiting Strands is now invited to take part in a personalised Wella SP consultation to assess hair type and scalp condition.