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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 and Etymology of cam

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


First Known Use: 1777


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cam

noun

Definition of cam

  1. :  camera; especially :  video camera



1977

First Known Use of cam

1977

Rhymes with cam


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




Medical Dictionary

CAM

abbreviation

Medical Definition of CAM

  1. 1cell adhesion molecule

  2. 2complementary and alternative medicine <According to a 2002 survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, 36 percent of adults in the United States used some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including naturopathy, relaxation techniques, chiropractic, yoga, massage, and diets.—In-Sung Yoo, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 19 Mar. 2006>




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