abutment

  1. point of contact between two objects or parts
  2. a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

Abutment

An abutment is the point where an arch (in a horizontal or vertical direction) or vault meets its solid support. For a bridge or dam this might be on the riverbanks or a pier projecting into the river. The failure of the abutment may mean the collapse of the bridge, (such as at Hexham, see Smeaton, John). There is a Roman example at Chesters Roman...
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Abutment

In engineering, abutment refers to the substructure at the end of a bridge span whereon the bridge`s superstructure rests. Single-span bridges have abutments at each end which provide vertical and lateral support for the bridge, as well as acting as retaining walls to resist lateral movement of the earthen fill of the bridge approach. Multi-span ....
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Abutment

• (n.) State of abutting. • (n.) That on or against which a body abuts or presses • (n.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. • (n.) A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the ful...
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abutment

<dentistry> The teeth on either side of a missing tooth. ... (08 Jan 1998) ...
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abutment

(ә-but´mәnt) a part of a structure that sustains thrust or pressure. a tooth or root that serves as anchorage for a bridge.
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abutment

noun point of contact between two objects or parts
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Abutment

[dentistry] In dentistry, an abutment is a connecting element. This is used in the context of a fixed bridge (the `abutment teeth` referring to the teeth supporting the bridge), partial removable dentures (the `abutment teeth` referring to the teeth supporting the partial) and in implants (used to attach a crown, bridge, or removable dentur...
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Abutment

A·but'ment (ȧ*bŭt'm e nt) noun 1. State of abutting. 2. That on or against which a body abuts or presses ; as (a) (Architecture) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. Gw...
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Abutment

A body, usually of masonry, which provides the resistance to the vertical forces and the thrust of the arch.
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abutment

a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
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Abutment

A part which stops the motion of another part from proceeding any farther.A cement raised shoulder secured to the side of the road to prevent a vehicle from going over the edge.The contact made between opposing teeth of two gears.
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Abutment

A reinforcing block or wall of masonry adding support to the great vaults & arches.
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Abutment

a structure built to support the lateral pressure of an arch or span , e.g. at the ends of a bridge.
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abutment

a term used to denote the teeth on either side of a missing tooth.
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Abutment

a term used to denote the teeth on either side of a missing tooth.
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Abutment

A tooth (or implant) that supports a dental prosthesis.
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abutment

A tooth or implant fixture used as a support for a prosthesis.
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Abutment

A tooth or implant used to support a prosthesis. A crown unit used as part of a fixed bridge.
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Abutment

A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture.
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Abutment

A wall that rises above the slope of the roof that separates different sections of the roof..
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Abutment

In architecture the term abutment refers to the solid part of a pier or wall, etc, which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
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abutment

In architecture, term denoting that part of a pier or wall which supports the sideways thrust of an arch. ...
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Abutment

In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment, that is, t...
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Abutment

In mechanics, an abutment is a fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, such as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.
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