# catenaries

Noun

- plural form of
*catenary*

- If weights be suspended from various points of a hang ing chain, the intervening por tions will form arcs of equal ~
**catenaries**, since the horizontal tension (wa) is the same for all. - Again, if a chain pass over a perfectly smooth peg, the
**catenaries**in which it hangs on the two sides, though usually of different parameters, wifi have the same directrix, since by (10) y is the same for both at the peg. - Hence for every tension greater than the minimum tension there are two
**catenaries**passing through A and B. - Since the tension is measured by the height above the directrix these two
**catenaries**have the same directrix. - Now let us consider the surfaces of revolution formed by this system of
**catenaries**revolving about the directrix of the two**catenaries**of equal tension.

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- catenaccio
- catenane
- catenanes
- catenarian
- catenaries

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