• WordNet 3.6
    • n collet a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting
    • n collet a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
    • n collet a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Collet A small collar or neckband.
    • Collet (Mech) A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.
    • Collet An inferior church servant. Obs See Acolyte.
    • Collet (Jewelry) The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.
    • Collet (Jewelry) The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n collet A band or collar; specifically, a small collar or band worn by the inferior clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.
    • n collet Among jewelers: Same as culet.
    • n collet The ring or flange within which a jewel or a group of jewels is set, as that part of a ring which holds the seal. The word is most common in connection with large compositions of jewelers' work.
    • n collet In glass manufacturing, that part of a glass vessel which adheres to the pontee or iron instrument used in taking the substance from the melting-pot.
    • n collet In machinery, a small band of metal, as the ring which fastens the packing of a piston.
    • n collet In gunnery, that part of the muzzle of a cannon which lies between the astragal and the face of the piece.
    • collet To set in or as in a collet.
    • n collet Same as colewort.
    • n collet See colet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Collet kol′et a ring or collar: the part of a ring which contains the stone.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum, neck. See Collar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. collum.


In literature:

Disappointed play-actors, like Collet d'Herbois; disappointed poets, like Fabre d'Olivet, were, they say, especially ferocious.
"The Ancien Regime" by Charles Kingsley
Collet D'Herbois and Fouquier Tinville had been his pensioners.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Collet of Staines, your "most kind host," has lost that girl you saw of his.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
The collet would have murdered him, but Amgiad, to save the minister, cut off her head.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The neck, or collet, of the button is japanned after being stamped and cut.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" by Various
Collet looked up, and beheld the parish priest.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
Disette Blanche a Collet Verte.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
A great deal of needlework of that date is wrongly attributed to the Miss Collets.
"Little Gidding and its inmates in the Time of King Charles I. with an account of the Harmonies" by J. E. Acland
One of them was the last pastor of Collet-de-Deze in the Cevennes.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Our men cheered from parched throats when word was passed that Collet's body had been found and identified.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Thirteen small diamonds set in collets of gold, etc.
"Ten Girls from History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
This tramway connected Le Collet with Gerardmer by a steam road which came about half way.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
COLLET, C. D. History of the Taxes on Knowledge.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
This holder requires a separate collet for each size drill.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
The bearings of collet on stem and the pendant screw should also be lubricated.
"Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology" by William T. Lewis
Mr. Collet habitually sought the opinion of those for whom he acted.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
It's no business of mine, I know, but that collet of diamonds must have cost a fortune?
"A Cabinet Secret" by Guy Boothby
Among the French Canadians they are called RA(C)collet, from the color of their crest resembling the hood of the religious order of that name.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
When the spring develops to the right from collet as shown in Fig.
"Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches" by Walter J. Kleinlein
Collet, from Nicholas, used as a feminine name, died out also.
"Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature" by Charles W. Bardsley

In news:

Vincent Collet , coach of the French men's basketball team.
Jaume Collet -Serra Tapped to Direct 'Akira' for Warner Bros. Jaume Collet -Serra has been tapped to take on Warner Bros'.
Chris Collet Named Vice President Bus, Hybrid Markets at Vanner Corp.
The chucks use standard 5C collets and can run at speeds in excess of 8,000 rpm.
The collets sit on the table and hold the workpiece, which makes it possible to machine rods and other round workpieces, enabling a five-axis CNC machine to do lathe work.
Thriller Rod Lott In "Unknown," his third at-bat under the Dark Castle Entertainment banner, director Jaume Collet-Serra (" Orphan ," "House of Wax") delivers his most accomplished film yet.
Productivity in machining pockets previously inaccessible is now made possible with the new CoroGrip pencil collets, according to the company.
This completely blocks the path of coolant flow to the front of the collet.
Using a collet that is perfectly matched to the cutting tool diameter ensures full surface contact.
Thriller Rod Lott In "Unknown," his third at-bat under the Dark Castle Entertainment banner, director Jaume Collet- Serra ("Orphan," "House of Wax") delivers his most accomplished film yet.
Jaume Collet- Serra Tapped to Direct 'Akira' for Warner Bros. Jaume Collet- Serra has been tapped to take on Warner Bros'.
Beaumont Machine offers an ER16 spring collet made from 300 series stainless steel.
The company designs and manufactures its fast hole EDM in the United States and is now doing the same with its collets.
Beaumont Machine offers an ER16 spring collet made from 300 series stainless steel .
A mechanical toolholder design provides a very high gripping torque via a worm gear that compresses a shallow-taper collet tightly around a tool shank.

In science:

The approximation by trigonometric polynomials and Collet’s theorem provides a basis for asymptotically exact reconstruction algorithms at rates much below Nyquist’s rate.
Random sampling in chirp space
Here one provides a generalization of Collet’s theorem to a space of functions that may be approximated by linear chirps.
Random sampling in chirp space
Giorgio Kaniadakis and Dr. J F Collet for sending comments on some of the original reviewed papers, and Prof.
Generalized Entropy from Mixing: Thermodynamics, Mutual Information and Symmetry Breaking
The statement is false if the Julia set is the whole sphere (see e.g. ), because in this case the Misiurewicz maps are Lebesgue density points of Collet-Eckmann maps (CE).
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
We also note that combining with Theorem A, every Collet-Eckmann map for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere can be approximated by a hyperbolic map.
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
In particular, this holds for all polynomial Collet-Eckmann maps.
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
In view of and it seems natural that almost every Collet-Eckmann map has its Julia set equal to the whole sphere.
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
The Collet-Eckmann condition for rational maps on the Riemann sphere.
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
Collet-Eckmann condition for recurrent critical orbits implies uniform hyperbolicity on periodic orbits.
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
Lett. 100, 096403 (2008). 29. Collet, E. et al. Laser-Induced Ferroelectric Structural Order in an Organic Charge-Transfer Crystal.
A coherent way to image dislocations
The renormalization theory has a long history: beginning with observable universality properties and conjectural explanation of these observations in families of unimodal maps, by Feigenbaum and Collet-Tresser. O.
Renormalization theory for multimodal maps
Collet P and Eckmann J P, Instabilities and fronts in extended systems, Princeton University Press, Princeton 1990.
Asymptotic symmetries of difference equations on a lattice
Usually, a dynamical assumption (like hyperbolicity, Collet-Eckmann, or renormalizability) is made on p, and it is studied how this assumption influences the dynamics of the 2 dimensional mapping gp,b when b is small.
Continuity of Lyapunov exponents for polynomial automorphisms of $\mathbb{C}^2$
Collet, Non linear parabolic evolutions in unbounded domains, in “Dynamics, Bifurcations and Symmetries”, pp 97–104, P.
Complexity for extended dynamical systems
Collet, P.; Eckmann, J.-P.; Epstein, H.; Stubbe, J., A global attracting set for the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation.
Invariant measures for a stochastic Kuramoto-Sivashinky equation