a heavy disk or wheel rotating on a shaft so that its momentum gives almost uniform rotational speed to the shaft and to all connected machinery.
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How to use flywheel in a sentence
Because I think once you’ve made a commitment, then you’re dealing with this flywheel effect of the relationship between confidence and momentum.A customer-centric approach is key in a post-pandemic world | MIT Technology Review Insights | September 9, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
“It works like a flywheel,” Cao said, using a tech industry jargon first popularized by Jeff Bezos to explain Amazon’s growth.Betting on China’s driverless future, Toyota, Bosch, Daimler jump on board Momenta’s $500M round | Rita Liao | March 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
This trend has been on the books every year for a while, but the key this year is the digital marketing flywheel is taking effect with the other key trends influencing it.Key trends in PPC, reporting and analytics in 2021 and beyond | Carolyn Lyden | March 10, 2021 | Search Engine Land
Depending on who you ask, the SEO flywheel can take a minimum of three to four months and up to one to two years before any visible “self-propulsion” of the flywheel begins to take effect.
In this way, early customers like Wieland and Mortenson got their subcontractors and temp employees to use the product, which then created a flywheel effect that spread Procore to other projects and clients.
Bring the flywheel over to back center so that piston will compress the charge.
If the explosion does not follow, the flywheel may be turned back again and brought up sharply past the dead center.
With the flywheel in the hand, bring the piston back sharply two or three times, compressing the charge.
The engine is mounted on the boiler well toward the front, and the flywheel is near the stack (in the locomotive type).
The traction wheels are usually high, and the flywheel is between one wheel and the boiler.
British Dictionary definitions for flywheel
a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine by maintaining a constant speed of rotation over the whole cycle
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