buttressing


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Synonyms for buttressing

a support usually of stone or brick

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Buttressing is thought to be a mechanical adaptation that apparently prevents tipping and uprooting of trees by wind and gravity, especially in shallow or unstable substrates (Mattheck 1991).
The second and third experiments found that buttressing provided by the human fist increased the stiffness of the knuckle joint fourfold (or reduced flexing fourfold), and also doubled the ability of the fingers to transmit punching force, mainly due to the force transferred from the fingers to the thumb when the fist is clenched.
We also scored the trees as positive or negative when buttressing was present or absent, respectively.
Available immediately to all digital camera manufacturers, Kopin offers samples, reference designs and full technical support, buttressing customers' ability to quickly move their CyberDisplay-equipped products to market.
President Bush's proposed fiscal 2005 budget provides the same budget authority for the impact aid program as that provided by Congress for fiscal 2004, further buttressing the Stable Outlook.
DVDs are not only buttressing the bottom lines of the Hollywood studios, they are also helping to increase the profitability of independent video rental stores, according to a study released today by the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA).
Designed to minimize tissue trauma, air leaks and bleeding, common complications associated with lung surgery, the company's VALR Surgical System is being evaluated in clinical trials as a replacement for surgical staplers, staples and buttressing materials currently used for sealing lung tissue.
The agreement and initial order validates our platform strategy, while buttressing our worldwide market presence.