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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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Benefits of the SX rotary joint are said to include positive sealing; increased life and reliability; extended seal life and reduced maintenance; self-aligning seal with longer life; improved joint and syphon support; and application flexibility.
Carbon bearings require a running clearance between the bearing and the rotary joint sleeve.
The Thermal Radiator Rotary Joints (TRRJ) -- each five and a half feet long and three feet in diameter -- were launched in 2002.
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.
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.
Standard and Configurable RF/Microwave Products: A broad line of active and passive components for commercial and military applications featuring synthesizers, small signal amplifiers, antennas, switches, power dividers, couplers, delay lines, and rotary joints, and configurable switched filter banks.
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.
This rotating mechanism is devoid of rotary joints wear parts and does not require lubrication.
When the rotary syphon is combined with the company's GR or GRX rotary joints, downtime and maintenance costs are said to be drastically reduced.
The Johnson Research Center focuses on testing different equipment combinations and system components (such as rotary joints, stationary syphons, rotary syphons and Turbulator bars) under the conditions of a particular customer's operation.

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