Bow's notation

noun

ˈbōz-
: a method of lettering the cells and outside spaces formed by the directions of the stresses in and loads on a framed structure so that these stresses and loads can be traced by similar letters in the reciprocal diagram

Word History

Etymology

after R.H.Bow, 19th century English engineer

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“Bow's notation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bow%27s%20notation. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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