- 1 [mass noun] Material made of a network of wire or thread: mesh for fishing nets [count noun]: finer wire meshes are used for smaller particlesMore example sentences
- They have been ordered to fence off the funfair from the hazardous buildings with a two metre high wire mesh fence.
- The 30 ft long wire mesh fence - similar to those used at tennis courts - is a last-ditch attempt to end more than five years of harassment from a gang of youths.
- Activist documents gave detailed instructions on how to cut through the toughest of wire mesh fences.
- 1.1The spacing between the individual strands that form mesh: if the mesh is too big, small rabbits can squeeze throughMore example sentences
- The Bird Castle offers protection to smaller birds which can enter through the two-inch mesh, but the holes are small enough to keep out cats or birds of prey like kestrels.
- Particles can stick to collagen fibrils or they can be hindered by the size of the mesh spacing between the fibrils.
- When the net is close to the shore the men pull quickly to land the bag of the net, which traps the fish in its 4-inch mesh.
- 1.2 [in singular] Used with reference to a complex or constricting situation: you are just common people going about your lives caught in the common mesh of historyMore example sentences
- The most egregious of these is the tendency, exemplified by Norm and Omar, to abstract a situation from the mesh of geopolitical considerations in which it is embedded and reduce it to a stark moral question.
- First, it is in setting up such a wonderfully constructed and complex mesh of relationships among the inhabitants of his fictional village, and then never introducing conflict between them.
- Together, they are caught in a mesh of crosses and double-crosses like a shoal of herring thrashing around in a net.
- 2An interlaced structure: cell fragments which agglutinate and form intricate meshesMore example sentences
- The first and more predominant structure was a mesh of filaments measuring 10 to 15 nm in diameter, which is typical of amyloid.
- The nest is woven from growing or fresh grass; as the materials dry, they shrink and strengthen the mesh of the woven structure.
- The floor was a mesh of metal grids that were uncomfortable to stand on.
- 2.1 Computing A set of finite elements used to represent a geometric object for modelling or analysis.More example sentences
- The finite element mesh subdivides the geometry into elements, upon which are found nodes.
- A typical finite element mesh retrieved by the software is shown in Figure 3.
- The shown numerical solutions were for meshes with 1100 elements.
- 2.2 Computing A computer network in which each computer or processor is connected to a number of others, especially so as to form a multidimensional lattice: multiple boards can be arranged in various multiprocessing architectures, including 3-D mesh, ring, or hypercubeMore example sentences
- Add a little mesh networking as described last week, and the number of people served could be increased by an order of magnitude.
- Through a process called Border Discovery, a mesh network can find more efficient paths to remote resources.
- In this model, a customer would pay a subscription to a service provider who would in turn pay the mesh network provider in the area involved.
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- 1 [no object] (Of the teeth of a gearwheel) be engaged with another gearwheel: one gear meshes with the input gearMore example sentences
- That gear meshes with three planet gears which in turn drive a second sun gear attached to the pinion shaft.
- The patent then goes on to the patentee's special idea of an additional ‘oil pulley’ which meshes with a special extra set of teeth on the other side of the timing belt.
- The output pinion of the traverse gearbox meshes with the gear rack segment attached to the carriage body, providing 800 mils of traverse.
- 1.1Make or become entangled or entwined: [no object]: their fingers meshed [with object]: I don’t want to get meshed in the weedsMore example sentences
- He could almost feel her warmth as he imagined her leaning against his body, her delicate frame meshing with his flawlessly, and his heart beating with hers - in time.
- This is important because when evaluating a pulley system, for instance, the cables should be meshed as beam elements and the pulleys as bricks.
- 1.2Be in or bring into harmony: [no object]: her memory of events doesn’t mesh with the world around herMore example sentences
- They also will work with the annual budget so proposals mesh with agency policy objectives and plans.
- But over the years, one man's cattle raider has become another man's freedom fighter, and the Rob Roy story has been skewed to mesh with the rise of Scottish nationalism.
- Trusting in the mystery that will lead me to whatever books will mesh with my current (non-academic) learning needs.
- 2 [with object] Computing Represent a geometric object as a set of finite elements: choosing the icon allows you to automatically mesh your designMore example sentences
- The geometry is meshed with a mapping algorithm or an automatic free-meshing algorithm.
- (Of the teeth of gearwheels) engaged: the pitch point is the point of contact between the pitch circles of two gears in meshMore example sentences
- Said rotating gearwheels have regions, which are axially separated from one another and are in mesh in each case with one of the two adjusting gearwheels.
- The teeth on a gearwheel are of course never a precise fit in the troughs defined between the teeth of a gearwheel with which it is in mesh, since this would render rotation of the two gearwheels impossible.
- The first and the end gearwheels 141 and 145 are in mesh with the motor pinion.
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- This results in a concept known as ‘blocking’, a common trait of a meshed network made up of smaller port count switches.
- Normally, you would say that it is a meshed instrument designed to catch fish.
- The new facility consists of cell blocks that are - they have sort of meshed steel walls, very strong steel mesh.
late Middle English: probably from an unrecorded Old English word related to (and perhaps reinforced in Middle English by) Middle Dutch maesche, of Germanic origin.