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Definitions of mechanics

  1. the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. technical aspects of doing something; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the action of forces on bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The branch of physics which deals with the motions of material bodies, including kinematics, dynamics, and statics. When the laws of mechanics are applied to living structures, as to the locomotor system, it is referred to as BIOMECHANICS. (From Dorland, 28th ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  6. The branch of science which treats of forces. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. The science which treats of machines: the science which determines the effect produced by forces on a body. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. 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.
  9. The science of the action of forces on material bodies. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. [Greek] That branch of science treating of matter and force; comprising statics, relating to matter at rest (i. e., with the forces acting upon it in equilibrium), and dynamics, or kinetics, relating to matter in motion. na
  13. The science which treats of the behavior of bodies acted on by external forces. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  14. Properly the science of machines; but as commonly used it means the science of the motion and rest of bodies as produced by forces, and includes the four divisions of statics, hydrostatics, dynamics, and hydrodynamics. This nomenclature is not universally accepted (vide Dynamics). Applied Mechanics treats of the application of the general doctrine of Mechanics to works of human art. Celestial Mechanics treats of the application of the general doctrine of Mechanics to the motion of the heavenly bodies under the force of gravity: it is the name given to physical astronomy by Laplace. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. sing. [Greek] That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the laws of motion, and the action of forces or bodies on one another, either directly or by means of machinery. Cabinet Dictionary
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