Definitions of mechanics

  1. the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. The science which treats of the forces and powers and their action on bodies, either directly or by the intervention of machinery. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the action of forces on bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Science which treats of the action of forces on masses; science of machines. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. The science of the action of forces on material bodies. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. That science which treats of the action of force in producing equilibrium or motion: the science of machinery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for mechanics

  1. And I am convinced that this is equally profitable in demonstrating a proposition itself, for much that was made evident to me through the medium of mechanics was later proved by means of geometry, because the treatment by the former method had not yet been established by way of a demonstration. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  2. At the instant of making the hop the head is thrown in and the tail thrown out, but the exact mechanics of it I cannot penetrate. – The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers by John Burroughs