translational movement

translational movement

[tran′slā·shən·əl ′müv·mənt]
(geology)
Movement, as of fault blocks, that is uniform, without rotation, so that parallel features maintain their orientation.
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6-DOF allows one to move seamlessly in the virtual environment and look around corners by detecting rotational movement and translational movement - the orientation and position.
Quadcopters have six degrees of freedom (Figure 3), which translates to translational movement along the X, Y, and Z axes and rotational movement along each axis that results in roll, pitch, and yaw motions.
The selected model has two inertial elements: a wheel and a mass in translational movement (the vehicle).
T pallidum is a delicate, tightly spiraled, corkscrew-shaped organism that rotates as it slowly moves backwards and forwards (translational movement); these movements are sometimes accompanied by a slight side-to-side oscillation.
In contrast to that, the electrical drive concepts, in which the electric energy is transformed directly in a translational movement by means of mechanical components, reach a higher effectiveness and processing speed.
When performing the in-place rotation task, participants' total translational movement was approximately 86 m when using the joystick, versus about 22 m when using the M1 tank simulator.
The possibility of established a dynamic transpedicular system to adapt to changes in the size of the stabilized spinal segments, resulting from, for example, the growth of the spine in patients of child and teenage years, achieved due to the possibility of translational movement along the sleeve screw within the length of the slot through which the contacted pair "sleeve-screw".
This paper presents the design and dynamic analyses of a ball-screw feed drive, this mechanism are used to realize translational movement of machine axes and play an essential role in machine tools performance.
However, its significance was unrecognized during the construction phase of the scheme in Soviet times, when plate-tectonics, and the large translational movements of the Earth's crust that it requires, was dismissed by mainstream Soviet geologists.
The technique is based on the translational movements of a microprobe between two points in the concentration gradient that extends outward from the cell membrane.

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