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Synonyms for torus

a ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle

commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column

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13 September 2010 - AM Best revised up on Friday to A- (excellent) from B+ (good) the financial strength rating (FSR) and to "a-" from "bbb-" the issuer credit rating (ICR) of US Torus National Insurance Co.
As Torus Specialty and Torus National continue to gain economies of scale via growth, a critical component to maintaining their ratings will be management's ability to execute and generate profits in spite of the competitive market conditions and economic challenges that currently exist.
A Singaporean study is the only study that shows the same frequency of torus palatinus in both sexes.
Torus National has been in run off since 2002, and its existing insurance liabilities are 100% reinsured by its former parent, TIG Insurance Co.
MnO -stained material shows the torus to consist of an electront-lucent layer sandwiched between two electron-dense pads (Fig.
RECOGNIZING THE HYPERSPHERE Even though a sphere and a torus are two-dimensional to mathematicians, there's no way to fit them into a flat plane without squashing them.
Since launch in 2008 as a specialist in energy and property, Torus now has an established insurance portfolio across technical property, specialty and casualty lines, as well as a niche casualty and specialty reinsurance platform.
These pit membranes were divided into three parts: annulus, torus and margo.
Best Europe - Rating Services Limited has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "a-" of Torus Insurance (Bermuda) Limited (Torus Bermuda) (Bermuda), Torus Insurance (UK) Limited (Torus UK) (United Kingdom) and Torus Insurance (Europe) AG (Torus Europe) (Lichtenstein).
In the center of this screen-like barrier is an impermeable circle of wall material, the torus (Thomas, 1969).
But this isn't the only way to turn a rectangle into an inner tube, or torus.
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Torus today announced that it has reached an agreement with Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd.
For instance, one bubble may ring the other--like an inner tube fitting snugly around a peanut's waist--to form a two-chambered torus bubble (see illustration).
Infoblox, the market leading developer of advanced network infrastructure automation and control solutions, today announced that Torus, a global leader in insurance, has installed and implemented 20 Infoblox appliances throughout its network locations in Europe, United States and Bermuda.
for a robotic arm with two joints, a torus can represent all possible locations of items within the arm's reach.