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CAM

abbr.
1. complementary and alternative medicine
2. computer-aided manufacturing

cam

(kăm)
n.
1. A wheel that has a projecting part and is mounted on a rotating shaft to produce variable or reciprocating motion in another part.
2. Any of various similar devices having a rotating part of variable radius that interacts with another part to exert a variable force or resistance.

[Dutch kam, cog, comb; see gembh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

cam

(kæm)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a slider or roller attached to a rotating shaft to give a particular type of reciprocating motion to a part in contact with its profile
[C18: from Dutch kam comb]

Cam

(kæm)
n
(Placename) a river in E England, in Cambridgeshire, flowing through Cambridge to the River Ouse. Length: about 64 km (40 miles)

CAM

abbreviation for
1. (Complementary Medicine) complementary and alternative medicine
2. (Computer Science) computer-aided manufacture
3. (Botany) botany crassulacean acid metabolism: a form of photosynthesis, first described in crassulaceous plants, in which carbon dioxide is taken up only at night
4. (Automotive Engineering) Cameroon (international car registration)

cam

(kæm)

n.
a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usu. rotary, gives a rocking or reciprocating motion to any contiguous part.
[< Dutch or Low German kam, kamm. See comb]

Cam

(kæm)

n.
a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 mi. (64 km) long. Also called Granta.

CAM

(kæm)

n.
computer-aided manufacturing.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cam - a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse RiverCam - a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
England - a division of the United Kingdom
2.cam - a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
distributor cam - the cam inside the distributor that rotates to contact spark plug terminals in the correct order
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
Translations

CAM

[kæm] N ABBR =computer-aided manufactureFAO f

cam

1 [kæm] Nleva f

CAM

[ˈkæm] n abbr (=computer-aided manufacturing) → FAO f

CAM

abbr of computer-aided manufactureCAM

cam

1
nNocken m

CAM

[kæm] n abbr =computer-aided manufacturingfabbricazione f assistita dall'elaboratore

cam

[kæm] n (Tech) → camma, eccentrico
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1) Content Addressable Memory (CAM): CAM is a fast data retrieval circuit where memory and comparison circuits are combined.
ServerIron 4802 provides 22 Gbps of switching capacity, processes 11 million packets per second and processes 4,000,000 concurrent Web traffic flows, using state-of-the-art ternary Content Addressable Memory (CAM) technology to perform session flow lookups in hardware.
one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions including Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) for advanced packet classification in networking platforms, and Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM), a leading provider of multi-core processors for networking, wireless, storage, video, and security applications, today announced that they have established a strategic collaboration to deliver highly optimized, high-performance, joint reference design solutions for customers to seamlessly incorporate QUAD-Search TCAM* functionality with OCTEON[R] multi-core processors.