cam: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kam), [key]
— n., v., cammed, cam•ming.
  1. a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usually rotary, gives to a part or parts in contact with it a specific rocking or reciprocating motion.
  2. camshaft.
  1. to provide (a machine part or mechanism) with a cam or cams.


Pronunciation: (kam), [key]
— n.
  1. a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 mi. (64 km) long. Also called


Pronunciation: (kam), [key]
— n.
  1. computer-aided manufacturing.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Cambridge.
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See also:
  • cam (Thesaurus)