[fer-is] /ˈfɛr ɪs/
an amusement ride consisting of a large upright wheel rotating on a fixed stand and having seats around its rim suspended freely so that they remain right side up as they revolve.
a fairground wheel having seats freely suspended from its rim; the seats remain horizontal throughout its rotation
1893, American English, from U.S. engineer George W.G. Ferris (1859-1896), who designed it for the World’s Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, 1893. It was 250 feet tall and meant to rival the Eiffel Tower, from the 1889 Paris Exposition.
[fer-ahyt] /ˈfɛr aɪt/ noun 1. Chemistry. a compound, as NaFeO 2 , formed when ferric oxide is combined with a more basic metallic oxide. 2. Metallurgy. the pure iron constituent of ferrous metals, as distinguished from the iron carbides. /ˈfɛraɪt/ noun 1. any of a group of ferromagnetic highly resistive ceramic compounds with the formula […]
noun, Computers. 1. a ferrite magnetic core used in a .
- Ferrite core memory
storage (Or “core”) An early form of non-volatile storage built (by hand) from tiny rings of magnetisable material threaded onto very fine wire to form large (e.g. 13″x13″ or more) rectangluar arrays. Each core stored one bit of data. These were sandwiched between printed circuit boards(?). Sets of wires ran horizontally and vertically and where […]
- Ferrite-rod aerial
noun 1. a type of aerial, normally used in radio reception, consisting of a small coil of wire mounted on a ferrite core, the coil serving as a tuning inductance