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DefinedMeaning talk:join (6683)

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The current definition "An intersection of piping or wiring" implies that two pipes are crossing each other. A better definition might be "combining of two pipes or wires at their ends". --InfoCan 22:30, 1 June 2012 (CEST)

Why "at their ends"? Could it not be also in the middle of a pipe (with the end of an other one)?
also I think it could be more "two or more"
and "combining" is an action, so maybe "A combination" should be used instead ;-)
In fact I am not sure why the current definition is limited to pipes or wires, and why it is "join" and not "joint"... (are they synonymous?)
At Wiktionary, for "joint", there is the following definition:
The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.
with the following example: The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.
I like this definition better than the current one. Maybe we could say "are merged rigidly" to avoid using the verb "join" to define the word "join" ? --Kip 23:20, 1 June 2012 (CEST)
On the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) the definition of join is as follows: "An act of joining, or the fact of being joined; concr. the formation or the place in which two things or parts of a thing are joined, a line of junction, a joining." Join should not be given as a synonym here. The word that is meant for "an intersection of piping or wiring" is joint. You can see lots of pictures of pipe joints at [1]. The definition of joint that you mention from Wiktionary is fine. --InfoCan 20:01, 2 June 2012 (CEST)
OK, done. --InfoCan 16:52, 7 June 2012 (CEST)

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