Diaphragm

[structural system] In structural engineering, a diaphragm is a structural system used to transfer lateral loads to shear walls or frames primarily through in-plane shear stress. These lateral loads are usually wind and earthquake loads, but other lateral loads such as lateral earth pressure or hydrostatic pressure can also be resisted by d
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Diaphragm

Wall running up to the roof-ridge.
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Diaphragm

See Iris.
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Diaphragm

1. The thin sheet of muscle and fibrous tissue that separates the thorax from the abdomen. 2. Any thin dividing septum.
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diaphragm

(Humans as organisms) a large sheet of muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal cavity
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Diaphragm

The device, usually found inside the lens, which uses a set of interleaving blades to control the size of the aperture. (see Aperture)
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diaphragm

[n] - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities 2. [n] - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic 3. [n] - electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves 4. [n] - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of
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diaphragm

1. The flexible sheet of muscle and fibre that divides the chest from the abdomen. 2. A contraceptive device for use by women; the diaphragm is a circular barrier which is placed over the cervix before intercourse takes place.
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Diaphragm

A thin flexible membrane or cone that vibrates in response to electrical signals to produce sound waves. Distortion is usually referred to in terms of total harmonic distortion (THD) which is the percentage of unwanted harmonics of the drive signal present with the wanted signal. Generally used to mean any unwanted change introduced by the device u
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Diaphragm

A thick, dome-shaped sheet of muscle below the lungs that is involved in breathing. The term may also be used to refer to a contraceptive device used by women, which involves placing a small sheet of domed rubber into the reproductive tract to prevent the sperm entering the womb.
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Diaphragm

The membrane part of a sensor that changes its value under pressure- induced displacement.
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Diaphragm

(Pronounced dia fram). The sheet of muscle under the rib cage. Moves up and down when we breathe. Separates the chest cavity (containing the lungs and the heart) from the abdominal cavity (containing the organs of the digestive system).
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Diaphragm

Main muscle of breathing between the bottom of the chest and stomach; pulls the lungs out, thus drawing in air.
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Diaphragm

The sensing membrane which is deformed when pressure is applied.
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Diaphragm

the large, dome-shaped muscle separating the abdomen and chest that contracts and relaxes to make breathing possible; also, a thin, rubber dome that is used as a method of female contraception
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Diaphragm

A thin layer of tissue stretched across an opening.
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Diaphragm

An adjustable device inside the lens which is similar to the iris in the human eye; comprised of six or seven overlapping metal blades; continuously adjustable from 'wide open' to 'stopped down'; controls the amount of light allowed to pass through the lens and expose the film when a picture is taken; a]so controls the amount of depth of field the
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Diaphragm

Di'a·phragm noun [ Latin diaphragma , Greek ..., from ... to fence by a partition wall; dia` through + ..., ..., to fence, inclose; probably akin to Latin fareire to stuff: confer French diaphragme . See Farce .] 1. A dividing membrane or thin partition,
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diaphragm

<anatomy> The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen. ... (12 May 1997) ...
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diaphragm

midriff noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
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diaphragm

noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; `the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically`
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diaphragm

contraceptive diaphragm noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
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diaphragm

(di´ә-fram) the musculomembranous partition separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities. On its sides it is attached to the six lower ribs, at its front to the sternum, and at its back to the spine. The esophagus, aorta, vena cava, and numerous nerves pass through the diaphragm. When relaxed it is convex,...
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Diaphragm

• (n.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff. • (n.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts. • (n.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as
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diaphragm

(from the article `photography, technology of`) In the lens diaphragm a series of leaves increases or decreases the opening to control the light passing through the lens to the film. The diaphragm ...
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