Definitions for "Shear"
An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress.
To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.
A shear deformation is one that displaces successive layers of a material transversely with respect to one another, like a crooked stack of cards. Shear is a dimensionless quantity measured by the ratio of the transverse displacement to the thickness over which it occurs.
Keywords:  scissor, fleece, sheep, blade, clip
To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction.
Wind shear is the description for when wind changes direction, usually vertical winds but not always.
see wind shear
Angular splitting of coaxial orthogonal wavefronts resulting in a spatial separation defined by a specific angle (the shear angle). Shear occurs at the refractive index junction between cemented quartz wedges in a Wollaston prism or at the glass-air interface in the lower quartz wedge in a Nomarski prism.
In painting and drawing programs, the action of slanting an object along a specific axis.
The resistance which a body offers to the passage, or to the tendency to passage, of, one section along the next consecutive section.
shear the image along the X or Y axis
Keywords:  comedy, pioneer
a comedy pioneer
Keywords:  reap, grain
To reap, as grain.
A term used to describe the rate of mixing, or “scrubbing” applied by a moving fluid to a surface. The higher the shear, the faster a clod card will dissolve. ( return to essay)
a transformation of a rectangle into a parallelogram which preserves one base and the corresponding height
a sensitive, available, reliable and simple tool
a technique that turns any drilling machine into a geo-mechanical measurement tool
To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.
change of shape without change of volume.
a type of strain in which the shape of a material is displaced laterally with no corresponding change in volume. Click here to learn more
Keywords:  adhesion, see
See Shear Adhesion.
Keywords:  sheer, deviate, see
To deviate. See Sheer.
In mathematics, a shear is a particular kind of linear mapping.
sheared/ shearing