serration

[se-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
serrated condition or form.
2.
a serrated edge or formation.
3.
one of the notches or teeth of such an edge or formation.
Also, serrature [ser-uh-cher] .


Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin serrātiōn- (stem of serrātiō). See serrate, -ion

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serration or (less commonly) serrature (səˈreɪʃən, ˈsɛrətʃə)
 
n
1.  the state or condition of being serrated
2.  a row of notches or toothlike projections on an edge
3.  a single notch
 
serrature or (less commonly) serrature
 
n

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serration ser·ra·tion (sə-rā'shən, sě-)
n.

  1. The state of being serrate.

  2. A series or set of teeth or notches.

  3. A single tooth or notch in a serrate edge.

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Example sentences
Heat diffusing rings and knurled serration that lock the thermostatic dial to the valve body.
The decision to install a bench, step, or serration depends on the length and degree of the slope.
It exhibited convex edges with serration present along the lower half of the blade.
Serration is sometimes exhibited on the blade edges.
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