Feed

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The word feed has a number of uses:

  • Feeding is supplying food. Feed as a noun often refers to food given to or meant for livestock (also called "fodder").
  • In telecommunication, the term feed has the following meanings:
  1. To supply a signal to the input of a system, subsystem, equipment, or component, such as a transmission line or antenna.
  2. A coupling device between an antenna and its transmission line. Such a feed may consist of a distribution network or a primary radiator.
  3. A transmission facility between (a) the point of origin of a signal, such as is generated in a radio or television studio, and (b) the head-end of a distribution facility, such as a broadcasting station in a network. See also raw feed.
  4. Pertaining to the function of inserting one thing into another, such as in a feed horn, paper feed, card feed, and line feed.
  • Feed also refers to RSS or Atom feeds used by news aggregators.
  • FEED is also an abbreviation for Front End Engineering Design.
  • In metalworking feed describes the rate at which a tool advances into the workpiece. The term speeds and feeds combines two important conditions that affect cutting tool life and metal removal rates.

This article contains information from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

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