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United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.


adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are united, undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. Thus, a joint property held by both cannot be effectively transferred unless all owners join in the transaction. If a creditor sues to collect a joint debt, he/she must include all the debtors in the lawsuit, unless the debt is specifically "joint and several," meaning anyone of the debtors may be individually liable. Therefore, care must be taken in drafting deeds, sales agreements, promissory notes, joint venture agreements, and other documents. A joint tenancy is treated specially, since it includes the right of the survivor to get the entire property when the other dies (right of survivorship). (See: joint tenancy, joint and several, joint venture, tenancy in common)


adjective allied, amalgamated, associated, coalitional, collaborative, collective, combined, common, communal, communis, community, concerted, concurrent, confederate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, consolidated, cooperative, coordinated, corporate, correal, harmonious, inseparable, joined, leagued, merged, mixed, mutual, shared, synergetic, unified, united
Associated concepts: joint account, joint action, joint advennure, joint and several liability, joint enterprise, joint interrst, joint liability, joint negligence, joint ownership, joint resolution, joint tenancy, joint tort feasors
See also: collective, common, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, conjoint, connection, consensual, federal, intersection, mutual, united

JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more obligors.

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The SX cartridge upgrade for Type S rotary joints offers the ability to re-use an existing head, flexible hoses and syphon equipment.
Carbon bearings require a running clearance between the bearing and the rotary joint sleeve.
For frequency separation two triplexers are required, one before and one after the rotary joint.
com; Livermore, CA) is pretty much synonymous with SCARA (that's selective compliant assembly robot arm) robots, the four-axis robots that are based (typically) on three parallel-axis rotary joints.
There is no need for a chiller, cooling water piping and maintenance of rotary joints and drives.
Its new model TH650 has a swing arm with two rotary joints instead of linear axes.
New rotary joints feature an advanced slip-ring design that passes electrical and pneumatic signals from the robot to the rotating end-effector.
Available in a variety of package types, wavelengths and fiber types, the FORJ line of rotary joints for fiber optic systems functions as the optical equivalent of the electrical slip ring, allowing uninterrupted transmission of data in applications that require a full 360-degree rotation of the fiber.
FO-5704 multi-pass fiber-optic rotary joints allow optical signals to pass from a stationary structure to a rotating mechanism in a fiber-optic system.
Slip rings, also referred to as rotary electrical interfaces, rotating electrical connectors, swivels, collectors, or electrical rotary joints, are electromechanical devices that allow the transmission of power from a stationary object to a rotating object, and are commonly found in electric motors, electrical generators for AC systems, alternators, and wind turbines.
New Yorker Electronics is a franchise distributor of Exxelia Dearborn and carries its full line of Film, Mica, Tantalum, Aluminum Electrolytics and Ceramic Capacitors as well as its EMI/RFI Filters, Magnetics, Position Sensors, Slip Rings and Rotary Joints.
During four spacewalks, the crew serviced the station's two Solar Alpha Rotary Joints, which allow its solar arrays to track the sun, and installed new equipment in support of future assembly missions.

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