Engineering Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many of These Words Do You Know?

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 Sep 23, 2018

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What is the meaning of the word "strut"?
The distance between supports
A structural brace that resists axial forces
A vertical wall member used to attach other structures, such as walls

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Which of these words means "the distance between supports"?
Stud
Span
Shear

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When it comes to engineering measurement lingo, how many pounds is a "kip"?
10,000
100
1000

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What is the meaning of the word "deflection"?
This type of load varies over time
The displacement of a structural member or system under a load
The support of a building or structure

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Which of these words mean "the rate of decay of amplitude for floor vibrations"?
Damping
Beam
Continuity

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What is a "OS&Y Valve"?
Outside Screw & Yoke Valve
Optic Stick & Yard Valve
Outer Slat & Yield Valve

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Fill in the blank: The elevation of the water surface underground is the ______.
Aquatics Bar
Water Table
H20 Measure

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In the world of engineering jargon, what does ADA stand for?
Air-force Divination Alliance
Avid Drivers of Aviation
Americans with Disabilities Act

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Fill in the blank: A ______ is an unmanned aerial vehicle usually used to take videos or pictures.
Spring Box
Gun
Drone

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What does "Siamese Connection" mean?
A connection between domesticated cats and wild cats
When two beams meet at a horizontal slant
One pipe that branches off into two used for fireman’s protection

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What is the meaning of the word "Deadman" in engineering?
A heat measurement of 80 degrees
The tops of fine grade stakes are called blue tops
An anchor for a pipe or a wall

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What does "Absolute Zero" mean?
Electric power delivered by alternating current
The coldest possible temperature, at which all molecular vibration stops
Pressure measured in reference to a vacuum
The rate at which the velocity of a body changes with time

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Which of these words means "the scientific study of sound"?
Automotive
Acoustics
Accreditation

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Fill in the blank: The ______ is a process where no heat energy is lost to outside space.
Acid-base reaction
Adiabatic process
Aerobic digestion

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What is the meaning of the word "Density"?
The amount of mass in a given unit of volume
A logarithmic unit of ratios
A tripod linkage, used to construct fast-acting manipulators

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What does "Exothermic" mean?
A reaction which produces heat
The SI unit of capacitance
The minimum velocity at which an object can escape a gravitation field

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Fill in the blank: A _____ is a movable platform using six linear actuators.
Haptic
Harmonic mean
Hexapod

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Which of these words means "the study of light"?
Optics
Osmosis
Paramagnetism
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