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Meaning of "expansion joint" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXPANSION JOINT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXPANSION JOINT

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Expansion joint is a noun.
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WHAT DOES EXPANSION JOINT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

expansion joint

Expansion joint

An expansion joint or movement joint is an assembly designed to safely absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of construction materials, to absorb vibration, to hold parts together, or to allow movement due to ground settlement or earthquakes. They are commonly found between sections of buildings, bridges, sidewalks, railway tracks, piping systems, ships, and other structures. Building faces, concrete slabs, and pipelines expand and contract due to warming and cooling from seasonal variation, or due to other heat sources. Before expansion joint gaps were built into these structures, they would crack under the stress induced.

Definition of expansion joint in the English dictionary

The definition of expansion joint in the dictionary is a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXPANSION JOINT

expansibility
expansible
expansibly
expansile
expansion
expansion bend
expansion bolt
expansion bottle
expansion card
expansion slot
expansion tank
expansional
expansionary
expansionism
expansionist
expansionistic
expansive
expansively
expansiveness
expansivity

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXPANSION JOINT

adjoint
ball-and-socket joint
ball joint
butt joint
conjoint
disjoint
hinge joint
hip joint
joint
knee joint
lap joint
mortise and tenon joint
out of joint
pick-up joint
point
shoulder joint
socket joint
strip joint
tongue-and-groove joint
universal joint
wrist joint

Synonyms and antonyms of expansion joint in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «expansion joint» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXPANSION JOINT

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The translations of expansion joint from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «expansion joint» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

膨胀节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

junta de dilatación
570 millions of speakers

English

expansion joint
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संयुक्त विस्तार
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التوسع المشترك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

компенсатор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

junta de dilatação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিস্তার যুগ্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Joint de dilatation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sambungan bersama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dehnungsfuge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

伸縮継ぎ手
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신축 이음 장치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Expansion joint
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

mở rộng doanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விரிவாக்க இணைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विस्तार संयुक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Genleşme derzi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giunto di dilatazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dylatacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

компенсатор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

expansiune în comun
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αρμό διαστολής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitbreiding gesamentlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

expansionsfog
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ekspansjonsfuge
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXPANSION JOINT»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about expansion joint

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXPANSION JOINT»

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Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential ...
Generally, spacing of expansion joints is determined by considering the amount of expected wall movement and the size of compressibility of the expansion joint and expansion joint materials. Expansion joints are often sized to resemble a ...
Janet Rumbarger, Richard Vitullo, 2003
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Bridge Deck Joint Performance: A Synthesis of Highway Practice
use the modular expansion joint seal. Maintain a 25-mm (1- in.) minimum joint opening normal to the centerline of joint when fully expanded. • Standard expansion joint seal—Cover plates will be required over expansion joint seals.
‎2003
3
Masonry Skills
A good example of a horizontal expansion joint is when brickwork is supported on steel angle irons that are bolted to the main structure. Horizontal expansion joints are needed to provide space beneath the angle for movement to occur.
R. T. Kreh, 2002
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Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing
Description A vertical concrete masonry expansion joint, as shown in Fig. 2-1, is used to accommodate horizontal movement caused by shrinkage and thermal expansion and contraction. This detail is used in commercial construction where  ...
David Kent Ballast, AIA, CSI, 2009
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Troubleshooting Guide to Residential Construction
When you build an expansion joint, however, you'd better make sure the joint is about twice as large as the anticipated movement because the mason will fill this joint with sealant. If you don't provide enough room for the volume of the sealant,  ...
Steven Bliss, 2005
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Electrical Raceways and Other Wiring Methods: Based on the ...
Where electrical raceway systems cross building expansion joints, which are commonly found in large buildings, the electrical raceway system should include an expansion joint to permit the raceway to move with the building.
Richard E. Loyd, 2004
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Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction
The expansion joint is a through-the-building joint, including the roof assembly. CONCRETE UNIT MASONRY CONTROL JOINTS 12.25 Separation joints are joints between dissimilar materials, such as openings and adjacent masonry ...
Dennis J. Hall, Nina M. Giglio, 2010
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Landscape Construction
Figure 23-25 Keyway joints and thickened slabs. expansion joint material the full thickness and width of the slab. Bore 1/2-inch holes 4 inches down from the top edge and at every foot along the length of the material. Place the expansion joint  ...
David Sauter, 2010
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Fatigue Design of Modular Bridge Expansion Joints
If a sealed expansion joint remains effective, this corrosion protection has a tremendous potential payoff by extending the useful life of both concrete and steel bridges and by reducing the need for coatings as well as the need for coating ...
Robert Joseph Dexter, Robert J. Connor, 1997
10
Centrifugal Pump Clinic, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
The purpose of an expansion joint is to avoid transmitting any piping strains on the pump, whether these strains are caused by expansion when handling hot liquids or by misalignment of the piping and pump. On occasion, expansion joints are ...
Igor J. Karassik, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXPANSION JOINT»

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WA's new hospital hit with more woes
THE first diversion was on Thursday when a water pipe expansion joint burst - the second in less than three months - causing flooding that ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
2
Advice to avoid Tamar Bridge this weekend as second round of …
The main span of the bridge was closed through last weekend to allow the main tower expansion joint on the Saltash side to be replaced. «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
3
Finishing touches
A crew member works on the expansion joint on the North end of the Birdwood Viaduct Project. The worker carefully put wood over the gaps of ... «North Platte Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Part of Route 24 North in Tiverton closed due to bridge repairs
RIDOT's highway and bridge maintenance crews needed to close that portion of Route 24 North because the expansion joint, which allows the ... «Fall River Herald News, Jul 15»
5
Emergency repairs on A525 Rhuddlan bypass after hot weather …
Denbighshire Council say the recent temperatures have affected a bridge expansion joint forcing emergency repairs to be carried out. «Daily Post North Wales, Jul 15»
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Route 24 Bridge in Tiverton Closed Tuesday for Repairs
The right lane on a segment of Route 24 North in Tiverton was closed on Saturday night after the discovery of a bridge's broken expansion joint. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Stafford Drive bridgework begins Monday
The maintenance will involve expansion joint seal replacement and other minor work. This work will require lane closures on Stafford Drive ... «Lethbridge Herald, Jul 15»
8
Hochtief team lands €1.3bn Riyadh airport expansion
The company will serve as technical and commercial lead of the Riyadh Airport Expansion joint venture, working with Shapoorij Pallonji ... «The Construction Index, Jul 15»
9
UGA engineering prof, grad student will test NASA rocket part
Professor Ben Davis and graduate student Stephen Higgins got a grant from the space agency to test a part called a bellows expansion joint, ... «Online Athens, Jul 15»
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[Annual Fly Control Issue] Phorid Flies May Signal Sewer Breaks
If adult flies find a route to light, perhaps through a crack in a slab or an open expansion joint, hundreds of flies per day can find their way into ... «PCT Magazine, Jun 15»

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