rod

  1. (British) a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  2. a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  3. visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light
  4. (slang) a gangster's pistol

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(from the article `industrial glass`) Tubes and rods are made in three processes: the Danner process, the downdraw process, and the Vello process. In the Danner process, a continuous ...
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(from the article `sound`) A thin metal rod can sustain longitudinal vibrations in much the same way as an air column. The ends of a rod, when free, act as antinodes, while any ... Rod mills are similar to bar mills at the front end, but the finishing end is different. Rods have a smaller section (5.5 to 15 millimetres in ... [2 rela...
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Rod

(i) Non-ferrous; a round, square or polygonal solid section supplied in straight lengths. Usually produced by extrusion. See also Wire rod. (ii) Ferrous. As for non-ferrous, except usually produced by rolling. Used to make mesh for concrete reinforcement or as a semi-finished product for wire drawing.
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Rod

(i) Non-ferrous; a round, square or polygonal solid section supplied in straight lengths. Usually produced by extrusion. See also Wire rod. (ii) Ferrous. As for non-ferrous, except usually produced by rolling. Used to make mesh for concrete reinforcement or as a semi-finished product for wire drawing.
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(rod) a straight, slim mass of substance. one of two types of visual cells in the retina; rods are cylindrical in shape and contain rhodopsin. Together with the cones they form the light-sensitive elements of the eye. See also eye and vision. Called also retinal rod. Corti rods ...
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rod

[n] - visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light 2. [n] - a long thin implement made of metal or wood 3. [n] - any rod-shaped bacterium
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Rod

• (n.) An instrument for measuring. • (n.) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole. • (n.) A measure of length containing sixteen and a half feet; -- called also perch, and pole. • (n.) A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression. • A member used in tension, as for ......
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rod cell noun visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light
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Rod

[Avenue Q] Rod is a puppet character from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. He was originally played on Broadway by John Tartaglia and then Barrett Foa, and on the West End of London by Jon Robyns. On Broadway, Foa was replaced in 2006 by Howie Michael Smith. Jonathan Root alternated with Tartaglia in the Las Vegas productio...
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Rod

[god] Rod (Croatian: Rod, Belarusian, Russian, Serbian: Род, Ukrainian: Рід, other Slavic languages: Rod) is a Slavic deity, often mentioned in the Old Church Slavonic didactic literature which was directed against pagans. Rod is usually accompanied by Rozhanitsy (singular rozhanitsa), female deities or demigodesses who are his compan...
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[optics] `Rods` (sometimes known as `skyfish`, `air rods`, or `solar entities`) is a term used in cryptozoology, ufology, and outdoor photography to refer to elongated artifacts in the form of light-rods produced by cameras. Videos of rod-shaped objects moving quickly through the air were claimed by some ufologists and cryptozoologists to b...
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Rod

[unit] The rod or perch or pole is a surveyors tool and unit of length equal to 5{Fraction|1|2} yards, 16{Fraction|1|2} feet or {Fraction|1|320}th of a statute mile and one-fourth of a surveyor`s chain. The rod is useful as a unit of length because whole number multiples of it can equal one acre of square measure. The `perfect acre` is a re...
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Rod

Rod noun [ The same word as rood . See Rood .] 1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Specifically: (a) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement. « He that spare...
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1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Specifically: An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement. 'He that spareth his rod hateth his son.' (Prov. Xiii. 24) ... A kind of sceptor, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny;...
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Rod

A board upon which the work is set out full size, and from which the stuff is set out in preparation for construction. Usually only used on more complex work, once the job is complete the rod is either sanded or painted white to remove the markings out and then reused when required.
Found on http://www.woodworkersuk.co.uk/blog/carpentry-and-joinery-glossary/carpentr

Rod

A length of solid round steel of small diameter.
Found on http://www.corusconstruction.com/en/design_guidance/the_blue_book/

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A photoreceptor in the retina of the eye that is specialized for colorless, dim-light vision.
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Rod

A rod is a metal cylinder implant used in spinal surgery to stabilize a vertebral segment. In a spinal fusion surgery, a rod is used to connect screws inserted into adjacent vertebral bodies in order to prevent motion and allow fusion to occur across the disc space. After fusion is achieved, the rod and screws may be safely removed in a subsequent ...
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Rod

a rod-shaped cell in the retina that is sensitive to dim light (Morris 1992).
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Rod

A rod, also known as a pole or a perch, was a British unit of linear measurement used in land-surveying and equivalent to 15.5 feet. A square rod was used in brickwork, and was equivalent to 272.25 square yards.
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Rod

A sensory neuron located in the periphery of the retina. The rod is sensitive to light of low intensity and is specialized for nighttime vision.
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Rod

A smooth solid round bar used for the web system of a bar joist.
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A vertebrate photoreceptor that is primarily sensitive to light at low levels of intensity. Electrophysiology and human psychophysical experiments indicate that rods can reliably respond to the absorption of a single photon. Rods predominate in the retinas of nocturnal animals.
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