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8 definitions found
 for Cam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cam \Cam\ (k[a^]m), n. [Dan. kam comb, ridge; or cf. W., Gael.,
     and Ir., cam bent. See 1st Comb.]
     1. (Med.)
        (a) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its
            periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts
            variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such
            motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into
            sliding or rolling contact with it.
        (b) A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for
            forcing or clamping two pieces together.
        (c) A projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece so
            shaped as to give alternate or variable motion to
            another piece against which it acts.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Cams are much used in machinery involving complicated,
           and irregular movements, as in the sewing machine, pin
           machine, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A ridge or mound of earth. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Cam wheel (Mach.), a wheel with one or more projections
        (cams) or depressions upon its periphery or upon its face;
        one which is set or shaped eccentrically, so that its
        revolutions impart a varied, reciprocating, or
        intermittent motion.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cam \Cam\, a. [See Kam.]
     Crooked. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Cam
      n 1: a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge
           to join the Ouse River [syn: Cam, River Cam, Cam
           River]
      2: a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CAM
         Common Access Method (SCSI)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CAM
         Computer Aided Manufacturing
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CAM
         Conditional Access Modul (DVB, CI)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  CAM
         Content Addressable Memory (ethernet, Switch, IC)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  CAM
  
     1.  content addressable memory.
  
     2.  computer aided manufacturing.
  

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