To lift a mixture rapidly up and over with a fork, spoon, wire whisk, rotary or electric beater, for the purpose of introducing air or making the mixture smooth, stiff in the case of egg whites, or fluid in an omelette mix.
The mechanical treatment of fibrous materials in a beater or refiner to modify certain of their characteristics in order to give them the properties necessary for the manufacture of a desired quality of paper.
striking, typically administered as punishment, particularly in connection with childhood punishments such as spanking, caning, or whipping but also used to describe more "adult" scenes, like whipping.
When two oscillating quantities with different frequencies are superposed, the amplitude of the combination oscillates at the frequency difference, the beat frequency. The simplest example of beating is the superposition of two equal-amplitude oscillations, which may be looked upon as an oscillation at the average of the two frequencies with an amplitude oscillating at their difference. Beating is often associated with waves, but nothing restricts it to waves.