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  • Rod (length) — unit of length name= rod m= 5.0292 accuracy=5The rod is a unit of length equal to 5.5 yards, 11 cubits, 5.0292 meters, 16.5 feet, or Fraction|1|320 of a statute mile. A rod is the same length as a perch and a pole. The lengths of the perch (one… …   Wikipedia

  • Rod — may mean: *Rod (geometry), a straight and slender stick; a wand; a cylinder; hence, any slender bar *Rod cell, a cell found in the retina that is sensitive to light/dark (black/white) *Rod (length), an Imperial unit of length, also known as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Length — is the long dimension of any object. The length of a thing is the distance between its ends, its linear extent as measured from end to end. This may be distinguished from height, which is vertical extent, and width or breadth, which are the… …   Wikipedia

  • Length contraction — Length contraction, according to Hendrik Lorentz, is the physical phenomenon of a decrease in length detected by an observer in objects that travel at any non zero velocity relative to that observer. This contraction (more formally called Lorentz …   Wikipedia

  • Rod calculus — or rod calculation is the method of mathematical computation with counting rods in China from The Warring States to Ming dynasty before the counting rods were replaced by more convenient and faster abacus.HardwareThe basic equipment for carrying… …   Wikipedia

  • rod — [räd] n. [ME rodde < OE rodd, akin to ON rudda, club, prob. < IE base * rēt , *rōt , bar, beam > L retae, trees on a river bank] 1. a straight, slender shoot or stem cut from, or still part of, a bush or tree 2. Bible an offshoot or… …   English World dictionary

  • Rod — Rod, n. [The same word as rood. See {Rood}.] 1. A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes). Specifically: (a) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rod — (rd)    1. a traditional unit of distance equal to 5.5 yards (16 feet 6 inches or exactly 5.0292 meters). The rod and the furlong were the basic distance units used by the Anglo Saxon residents of England before the Norman conquest of 1066. The… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Rod Hull — Infobox Person name = Rod Hull image size = caption = birth name = Rodney Stephen Hull birth date = birth date|1935|08|13 birth place = Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England death date = death date and age|1999|03|17|1935|08|13 death place = Winchelsea …   Wikipedia

  • Rod (cryptozoology) — Rods, sometimes known as Sky Fish or Solar Entities, [http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa051302a.htm?terms=indoor+flying+object Skyfish and Solar Entities ] ] are a rather new entry in the field of cryptozoology. They are said to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Rod ♥ You — Infobox Single Name = Rod ♥ You Artist = Die Ärzte from Album = Planet Punk Released = 1995 Genre = Punk rock Length = 3:26 Writer = Dirk Felsenheimer Rod González Producer = Label = Metronome Chart position = Last single = Hurra (1995) This… …   Wikipedia