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parallel motion

noun
1.
a mechanism arranged so as to impart rectilinear motion to a rod connected to a lever that moves through an arc.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • The plasma continues into the nozzle where the perpendicular energy of the ions is converted into parallel motion.
  • Infinite-body conditions were approximated by constraining the edge of the region to move with parallel motion.

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