a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft.
a rod or bar for transmitting motion, esp one that connects a rotating part to a reciprocating part
such a rod that connects the piston to the crankshaft in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump See also big end, little end
a similar rod that connects the crosshead of a steam engine to the crank
[kuh-nek-shuh n] /kəˈnɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or state of . 2. the state of being : the connection between cause and effect. 3. anything that ; a connecting part; link; bond: an electrical connection. 4. association; relationship: the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name. […]
[kuh-nek-shuh-niz-uh m] /kəˈnɛk ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun, Psychology. 1. the theory that all mental processes can be described as the operation of inherited or acquired bonds between stimulus and response. /kəˈnɛkʃənɪzəm/ noun 1. (psychol) the theory that the connections between brain cells mediate thought and govern behaviour noun an approach in artificial intelligence to recreate the […]
- Connectionless protocol
The data communication method in which communication occurs between hosts with no previous setup. Packets sent between two hosts may take different routes. UDP is a connectionless protocol. Also called packet switching. Contrast circuit switching, connection-oriented.
- Connection machine lisp
language Lisp with a parallel data structure, the ‘xapping’, an array of values assigned to an array of sites. [G.L. Steele et al, “Connection Machine LISP: Fine-Grained Parallel Symbolic Processing”, in Proc 1986 ACM Conf on LISP and Functional Prog, Aug 1986, pp.279-297]. [“Connection Machine LISP Reference Manual”, Thinking Machines Corp, Feb 1987]. (1995-02-28)