Wedge
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Wedge may refer to:

Mathematics:
• Triangular prism
Triangular prism
In geometry, a triangular prism is a three-sided prism; it is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding sides....

, a parallel triangle wedge
• Wedge (geometry)
Wedge (geometry)
In solid geometry, a wedge is a polyhedron defined by two triangles and three trapezoid faces. A wedge has five faces, nine edges, and six vertices.A wedge is a subclass of the prismatoids with the base and opposite ridge in two parallel planes....

, a polyhedral solid defined by two triangles and three trapezoid faces
• Wedge product, a mathematical term, named for the ∧ operator symbol used
• Wedge sum
Wedge sum
In topology, the wedge sum is a "one-point union" of a family of topological spaces. Specifically, if X and Y are pointed spaces the wedge sum of X and Y is the quotient of the disjoint union of X and Y by the identification x0 ∼ y0:X\vee Y = \;/ \sim,\,where ∼ is the...

, in mathematics, a "one-point union" of a family of topological spaces
• Logical conjunction
Logical conjunction
In logic and mathematics, a two-place logical operator and, also known as logical conjunction, results in true if both of its operands are true, otherwise the value of false....

, an operator in logic and mathematics represented by the symbol

Abstract concepts:
• Wedge pattern
Wedge pattern
The wedge pattern is a commonly found pattern in the price charts of financially traded assets . The pattern is characterized by a contracting range in prices coupled with an upward trend in prices or a downward trend in prices .A wedge pattern is considered to be a temporary halt of primary trend...

, technical analysis financial chart patterns
• Wedge issue
Wedge issue
A wedge issue is a social or political issue, often of a divisive or otherwise controversial nature, which splits apart or creates a "wedge" in the support base of one political group...

, in politics, a divisive issue used to split the support base of an opposing political group
• Wedge strategy
Wedge strategy
The wedge strategy is a political and social action plan authored by the Discovery Institute, the hub of the intelligent design movement. The strategy was put forth in a Discovery Institute manifesto known as the Wedge Document, which describes a broad social, political, and academic agenda whose...

, a Creationist political action plan
• wedge base
Wedge base
A wedge base is a type of electrical connector used as a fitting for small light bulbs. It is similar to the bi-pin connector, except that the two "pins" are the same wires that extend into the bulb , and the wires are bent up onto the sides of the base, where they make contact with the socket...

, an electrical fitting for small light bulbs
• In phonetics, a name for the International Phonetic Alphabet symbol ʌ, representing the open-mid back unrounded vowel
• Stabilization Wedge Game
Stabilization Wedge Game
The Stabilization Wedge Game, or what is commonly referred to as simply the 'Wedge Game', is a serious game produced by Princeton University's Carbon Mitigation Initiative. The goal of the game creators, Stephen Pacala and Robert H...

, 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
Flying wedge
A flying wedge is a configuration created from a body moving forward in a triangular formation. This V-shaped arrangement began as a successful military strategy in ancient times when infantry units would move forward in wedge formations to smash through an enemy's lines...

, a troop formation

Natural phenomena:
A tornado is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud. They are often referred to as a twister or a cyclone, although the word cyclone is used in meteorology in a wider...

similar in shape to the mechanical device
• A form of cold air damming
Cold air damming
Cold air damming, or CAD, is a meteorological phenomenon that involves a high pressure system interacting with local geographic features. A cold-air damming situation typically involves a high pressure system located poleward of a mountain range...

, a weather phenomenon
• Wedge pressure, the blood pressure
Blood pressure
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the arterial pressure of the systemic circulation. During each heartbeat, BP varies...

measured in a pulmonary artery

Organisations:
• Wedge Card, a social enterprise started by the founder of The Big Issue, John Bird
John Bird (entrepreneur)
John Bird MBE is a British social entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder of The Big Issue, a magazine that is edited by professional journalists and sold by street vendors affected by homelessness.-Early life:...

, to promote local business, shops and communities.
• Wedge Community Co-op
Wedge Community Co-op
The Wedge Community Co-op or The Wedge is a food cooperative located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Located at 2105 Lyndale Ave South, the Wedge derives its name from the popular nickname for the Lowry Hill East neighborhood, called "The Wedge" due to its shape...

, a cooperative grocery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
• Wedge Records
Wedge Records
Wedge Records is a 1990s California record label specializing in punk rock/hardcore. The label is most noted for releasing early AFI and Frantics records....

, a record label
• Wedge Group
Wedge Group
Wedge Group is a British Galvanising Company that operates 14 facilities within the United Kingdom, and has several other interests internationally. It operates the largest Zinc bath in Britain and is one of the largest Galvanising companies in the UK. The company has been active since the 1850s....

a British Galvanising Company

People and characters:
• Eric Wedge
Eric Wedge
Eric Michael Wedge is a Major League Baseball manager and former catcher, and is the current manager of the Seattle Mariners. As a player, Wedge attended Northrop High School in Fort Wayne and played on the school's state champion baseball team in 1983...

, manager of the Cleveland Indians
• Wedge (Transformers)
Wedge (Transformers)
Wedge is a fictional character from the Transformers toy line and cartoon series.-Transformers: Robots in Disguise:The other Build Team Autobots look to Wedge as their leader, even though he's young. A natural leader-in-the-making. Can be reckless and make mistakes but will never jeapordize his...

, an Autobot, leader of the Build Team in the "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" toy line
• Wedge Antilles
Wedge Antilles
Wedge Antilles is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. He is a supporting character portrayed by Denis Lawson in the original Star Wars trilogy. Antilles, also called the "greatest ace" pilot in the Rebel Alliance, also appears in the Star Wars Expanded Universe and is the lead...

, a character in the Star Wars films
• A recurring character in the Final Fantasy video game series: see Biggs and Wedge

Physical objects:
• Wedge (mechanical device), a simple machine used to separate two objects, or portions of objects, through the application of force
• Wedge (golf)
Wedge (golf)
In the sport of golf, a wedge is a subset of the iron family of golf clubs designed for special use situations. Wedges are designed with modified soles designed to aid in shots through the rough or sand. Wedges have the greatest loft of all of the golf clubs, enabling the ability to produce spin...

, a specialized type of club used at short ranges
• A foldback (sound engineering)
Foldback (sound engineering)
Foldback is the use of rear-facing heavy-duty loudspeakers known as monitor speaker cabinets on stage during live music performances. The sound is amplified with power amplifiers or a public address system and the speakers are aimed at the on-stage performers rather than the audience...

wedge, or monitor wedge
• Wedge (hat) A type of hat used by some military organizations
• A name for a submarine sandwich
Submarine sandwich
A submarine sandwich, also known as a sub among other names, is a sandwich that consists of a long roll of Italian or French bread, split lengthwise either into two pieces or opened in a "V" on one side, and filled with various varieties of meat, cheese, vegetables, seasonings, and sauces. The...

in Westchester and Putnam Counties, New York, USA & Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
• A range of sports cars from British manufacturers TVR
TVR
thumb|right|240px|TVR No.2, the oldest surviving TVR, located at [[Lakeland Motor Museum, Newby Bridge, Cumbria]]TVR was an independent British manufacturer of sports cars. Until 2006 it was based in the English seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, but has since split up into several smaller...

• A shortening of Potato wedges
Potato wedges
Potato wedges, also called jojos in some parts of the United States, are a variation of french fries. As its name suggests, they are large, often unpeeled wedges of potatoes that are either baked or fried....

• Wedge boots
Wedge boots
Wedge boots or wedgies are boots with a sole in the form of a wedge so that one piece of material, normally rubber, serves as both the sole and the heel. Wedge boots are more common for women and often have a sole that is much thicker at the back than the front, making it a high-heel shoe or boot...

, a type of women's boot with a thick heel

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