Wedge

Wedge may refer to:

Mathematics:

  • Triangular prism, a parallel triangle wedge
  • Wedge (geometry), a polyhedral solid defined by two triangles and three trapezoid faces
  • Wedge (symbol), a symbol which is interpreted as logical conjunction ("and")
  • Wedge product, a mathematical term in exterior algebra, named for the "∧" logical operator symbol
  • Wedge sum, in mathematics, a "one-point union" of a family of topological spaces

Abstract concepts:

  • Wedge pattern, technical analysis financial chart patterns
  • Wedge issue, in politics, a divisive issue used to split the support base of an opposing political group
  • Wedge strategy, a Creationist political action plan
  • In phonetics, a name for the International Phonetic Alphabet symbol ʌ, representing the open-mid back unrounded vowel
  • Stabilization Wedge Game, in climatology, a concept developed to demonstrate that global warming is a problem which can be solved by implementing today's technologies to reduce CO2 emissions

Military:

  • Flying wedge, a troop formation
  • Wedge (hat) A type of hat used by some military organizations
  • Wedge: The Secret War between the FBI and CIA, a book by Mark Riebling

Natural phenomena:

  • Wedge tornado, a tornado similar in shape to the mechanical device
  • A form of cold air damming, a weather phenomenon
  • Wedge pressure, the blood pressure measured in a pulmonary artery

Organisations:

  • Wedge Card, a social enterprise started by the founder of The Big Issue John Bird to promote local business, shops and communities.
  • Wedge Community Co-op, a cooperative grocery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
  • Wedge Records, a record label
  • Wedge Group a British Galvanising Company

People and characters:

  • Eric Wedge, manager of the Seattle Mariners
  • Wedge (Transformers), an Autobot, leader of the Build Team in the "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" toy line
  • Wedge Antilles, a character in the Star Wars films
  • A recurring character in the Final Fantasy video game series: see Biggs and Wedge

Physical objects:

  • A foldback (sound engineering) wedge, or monitor wedge
  • A name for a submarine sandwich in Westchester & Putnam Counties, New York, and in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • A range of sports cars from British manufacturer TVR
  • A shortening of Potato wedges
  • wedge base, an electrical fitting for small light bulbs
  • Wedge boots, a type of women's boot with a thick heel
  • Wedge (golf), a specialized type of club used at short ranges
  • Wedge (mechanical device), a simple machine used to separate two objects, or portions of objects, through the application of force
  • Wheel chocks are wedges or at least partially wedge-shaped object used to arrest wheels and prevent their movement

Places:

  • Wedge Island (disambiguation)
  • Wedge (border), a small tract of land along the borders of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Other articles related to "wedge":

La Ruleta De La Fortuna - Puzzles - The Mystery Wedge
... There is one mystery wedge on the wheel in Round 3 ... Players must call a correct letter to be able to pick up the wedge, or take a flat €50 for each letter ...
Stabilization Wedge Game - Criticism
... The primary critique of the Wedge Game is that it is too simple, especially regarding the economic aspect of global warming mitigation ... one, two, or three dollar signs to each wedge as a broad estimate of the expense of each option ... Quality in the Bush Administration, is a critic of the Wedge Game for its oversimplicity, and he has even said that some of the numbers used by Socolow and Pacala, such as 550 ppm as a maximum ...
Sphenocichla
... bill appears pointed when viewed from the side but has a wedge shaped appearance when viewed from above ... It contains the following species Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, Sphenocichla humei Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler, Sphenocichla roberti ...
Labbacallee Wedge Tomb
... Labbacallee wedge tomb (Irish Leaba Chaillí "Hag's Bed") is a large pre-historic burial monument, located 8 km (5.0 mi) north-west of Fermoy and 2 km (1.2 mi) south-east of Glanworth ... It is the largest Irish wedge tomb ...

Famous quotes containing the word wedge:

    When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
    Ernest Becker (1924–1974)