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cam

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noun \ˈkam\

Definition of cam

  1. :  a rotating or sliding piece (as an eccentric wheel or a cylinder with an irregular shape) in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice versa



Origin of cam

perhaps from French came, from German Kamm, literally, comb, from Old High German kamb


First Known Use: 1777

Rhymes with cam


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cam

noun

Definition of cam

  1. :  camera; especially :  video camera



1977

First Known Use of cam

1977


CAM

abbreviation

Definition of CAM

  1. 1 computer-aided manufacturing

  2. 2 complementary and alternative medicine




Cam

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geographical name \ˈkam\

Definition of Cam

  1. river 40 miles (64 kilometers) E cen England in Cambridgeshire flowing into the Ouse




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