What is stroke?

  • (noun): A light touch with the hands.
    Synonyms: stroking
    See also — Additional definitions below

Stroke

Stroke was the second most common cause of death worldwide in 2004, resulting in 5.7 million deaths (~10% of the total). Approximately 9 million people had a stroke in 2008 and 30 million people have previously had a stroke and are still alive. It is ranked after heart disease and before cancer. Geographic disparities in stroke incidence have been observed, including the existence of a "stroke belt" in the southeastern United States, but causes of these disparities have not been explained.

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List Of Volkswagen Group Petrol Engines - Four Cylinder EA827/EA113 Petrols - 1.8 R4 50kW
... cu in) inline-four engine (R4/I4) bore x stroke 81.0 by 86.4 millimetres (3.19 in × 3.40 in), stroke ratio 0.941 - undersquare/long-stroke, 445.2 cc per cylinder, compression ratio 9.01 ...
Stroke - Research - Neuroprotection
... derivative of the radical-scavengin phenylbutylnitrone, is reported to be neuroprotective in stroke ...
Basic Mechanics of Bird Flight - Flapping
... Flapping involves two stages the down-stroke, which provides the majority of the thrust, and the up-stroke, which can also (depending on the bird's wings ... At each up-stroke the wing is slightly folded inwards to reduce upward resistance ... Birds change the angle of attack between the up-stroke and the down-stroke of their wings ...
Ballistic Stroke
... In handwriting research, the concept of stroke is used in various ways ... In engineering and computer science, there is a tendency to use the term stroke for a single connected component of ink (in Off-line handwriting ... Thus, such stroke may be a complete character or a part of a character ...
Subaru 360 - Design
... The 360 was named for the size of its very small air-cooled, 2-stroke inline 2-cylinder 356 cc engine mounted transversely at the rear ... most conventional automobiles at the time used water-cooled four-stroke engines with 4 or more cylinders mounted in the front ... Two-stroke engines are lighter, simpler, easier to cold start, and produce more power for less weight because they produce power every two piston strokes, rather than every four ...

More definitions of "stroke":

  • (verb): Touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions.
    Synonyms: fondle
  • (noun): (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand.
    Synonyms: shot
  • (noun): The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew.
  • (verb): Strike a ball with a smooth blow.
  • (noun): The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam.
    Synonyms: throw, cam stroke
  • (noun): A single complete movement.
  • (noun): Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing.
  • (noun): A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.
    Synonyms: apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA
  • (noun): A light touch.
  • (verb): Row at a particular rate.
  • (verb): Treat gingerly or carefully.
    Example: "You have to stroke the boss"
  • (noun): A mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing).

Famous quotes containing the word stroke:

    As the artist
    extends his world with
    one gratuitous flourish—a stroke of white or
    a run on the clarinet above the
    bass tones of the orchestra ...
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Manners are the happy way of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love—now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dewdrops which give such depth to the morning meadows.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A stroke of the pen is better than a stroke of the sword, no?
    Ernest Pascal, and Walter Lang. Wilhelm (Stanley Andrews)