machine direction

noun

Definition of machine direction

: the direction in which the stock flows onto the paper machine wire : the circumferential direction of a roll of paper also : the corresponding dimension of a sheet cut from it

called also grain, grain direction

— compare cross direction

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“Machine direction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machine%20direction. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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