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CAM

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

cam

 (kăm)
n.
A wheel that has a projecting part and is mounted on a rotating shaft to produce variable or reciprocating motion in another part.

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

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

(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
References in classic literature ?
A draghound will follow aniseed from here to John o'Groat's, and our friend, Armstrong, would have to drive through the Cam before he would shake Pompey off his trail.
When he cam back, he showed Bertie a stick of dynamite attached to a fish hook.
No thrill of pleasure seemed to have warmed his heart in after days when he looked back upon the young years spent beside the Cam.
Nothing cam comfort me for my loss,' he said one day when I came across him out in the fields.
John Weeks is the Publisher-Editor of THE INTEGRATOR for the Business of Alternative Medicine, a monthly newsletter focusing on CAM integration and payment issues, in Seattle, Washington.
Year after year, this event has been a tremendous success for each of the individual causes," said Cam Neely, president and founder of The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
CNC and tracer mills, full 3-D CAD/ CAM, EDM, and three tryout presses with up to 72 x 144 in.
It doesn't surprise anyone who knows him that he would be taking on a big project like this because Cam is one of the most loyal, respectful men you will ever meet.
Sure enough, the commission's report, delivered to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson last month, resembles a detailed CAM wish-list.
IHC expects that this transaction will be accretive to earnings, both through income earned from CAM and through additional premiums earned by IHC's affiliated companies.
Computer users can manipulate the Rockefeller Center cam, zooming in or moving it around.
Jazmin Alford, CAM Cathcart Management Charlottesville VA