Origin of camDutch cam, origin, originally , comb
- complementary and alternative medicine
- computer-aided manufacturing
Origin of camDutch kam, cog, comb; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.
- A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
- A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
- (UK, dialect) A ridge or mound of earth.
- (rock climbing) A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
- (informal) camera
(third-person singular simple present cams, present participle camming, simple past and past participle cammed)
- To go on webcam with someone
(comparative more cam, superlative most cam)
- Alternative form of kam.
cam - Computer Definition
(1) (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) The automation of manufacturing systems and techniques, including numerical control, process control, robotics and materials requirements planning (MRP). See CAD and CAD/CAM.
(3) (Content Addressable Memory) A hardware technique used for fast table lookups. See content-addressable memory.
(5) (Customer Asset Management) In the 1990s, a term that was first coined for and later replaced with "customer relationship management (CRM). See CRM.