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twist

1. (in weaving) a specified direction of twisting the yarn
2. the twist a modern dance popular in the 1960s, in which couples vigorously twist the hips in time to rhythmic music
3. 
a. a cigar made by twisting three cigars around one another
b. chewing tobacco made in the form of a roll by twisting the leaves together
4. Physics torsional deformation or shear stress or strain

Twist

A feature with a curve or turn, specifically a curved stair railing that makes a radial turn with the change of direction. Also, a distortion in a wood member caused by the turning of the edges of a board so that the four corners of any face are no longer in the same plane.

Twist

 

the characteristic of torsion or twisting of textile threads, measured by the number of turns per unit of length in a twisted state. The term “twist” is often used synonymously with the term “twisting.”


Twist

 

a dance that became popular in the 1960’s. The twist is danced to a 4/4 measure, with the stress on the second and fourth beats. Its best-known performer was the American singer Chubby Checker. The twist’s rhythm has been used in popular songs of many countries, including several by Soviet composers, notably A. A. Babadzhanian.

REFERENCE

Shaw, A. The Rock Revolution. New York–London, 1970.

twist

[twist]
(design engineering)
In a fiber, rope, yarn, or cord, the turns about its axis per unit length; usually expressed as TPI (turns per inch).
(electromagnetism)
A waveguide section in which there is a progressive rotation of the cross section about the longitudinal axis of the waveguide.

twist

twist
A warped board in which the four corners of one face are not in the same plane; a spiral distortion.
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When we first staged Twist, we had a VHS player on stage projecting a video on to a screen and it had to be synchronised exactly with the actors.
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For a more contoured cheek, run the twist under your cheekbone and blend out and up."
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"Our new family of waveguide twists are the perfect addition to our growing waveguide product line as they provide more options for designers and engineers to choose from when constructing their systems," explains Mark Blackwood, Passive Components Product Manager at Pasternack.
Boyd's Rochester colleague Mohammad Mirhosseini envisions performing Hilbert hotel operations to manipulate one beam into carrying information on odd-numbered amounts of twistiness and another on even-numbered twists. Then the beams could be combined, potentially doubling data capacity.
TRY THIS If you have thick hair, try making two Bun - much like the double Bun - but instead, twist and pin the style in place.
One of the criticisms of the button method, however, alleges that the twist rates of some barrels can vary just a little, adversely impacting on accuracy.