What does Mechanics mean?

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məˈkæn ɪksme·chan·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mechanicsnoun

    the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference

  2. mechanism, mechanicsnoun

    the technical aspects of doing something

    "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"


  1. mechanicsnoun

    The branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on material objects with mass

  2. mechanicsnoun

    The design and construction of machines.

  3. mechanicsnoun

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  4. Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή


  1. Mechanics

    Mechanics (from Ancient Greek: μηχανική, mēkhanikḗ, lit. "of machines") is the area of mathematics and physics concerned with the relationships between force, matter, and motion among physical objects. Forces applied to objects result in displacements, or changes of an object's position relative to its environment. Theoretical expositions of this branch of physics has its origins in Ancient Greece, for instance, in the writings of Aristotle and Archimedes (see History of classical mechanics and Timeline of classical mechanics). During the early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, Huygens, and Newton laid the foundation for what is now known as classical mechanics. As a branch of classical physics, mechanics deals with bodies that are either at rest or are moving with velocities significantly less than the speed of light. It can also be defined as the physical science that deals with the motion of and forces on bodies not in the quantum realm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mechanicsnoun

    that science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the action of forces on bodies

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. mcanique.]


  1. Mechanics

    Mechanics is the branch of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment. The scientific discipline has its origins in Ancient Greece with the writings of Aristotle and Archimedes. During the early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, and especially Newton, laid the foundation for what is now known as classical mechanics. It is a branch of classical physics that deals with the particles that are moving either with less velocity or that are at rest. It can also be defined as a branch of science which deals with the motion and force of the particular object. The system of study of mechanics is shown in the table below:

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mechanics

    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)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mechanics

    The science which explains the properties of moving bodies, and of the machines from which they receive their impetus. The mechanical powers consist of six primary instruments, the lever, the balance, the pulley, the wheel, the screw, and the wedge: to which is sometimes added the inclined plane; and of some, or all of these, every compound machine consists.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mechanics

    That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of motion, and develops the effects of powers or moving forces, so far as they are applied to machines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mechanics in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mechanics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Mechanics in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us closer to the secret of the 'Old One.' I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice.

  2. Adam Shiroff:

    I would say dying from complications of rib fractures is twice that in the elderly population compared to the younger population, it's not necessarily the broken rib that causes these patients to do poorly. It's the underlying pulmonary mechanics that is the problem.

  3. Zhang Jin:

    Last year, I do a lot of work on my swing, and this year I am more focused on playing the shot, right now, a lot of Chinese people are thinking about the mechanics. They're not thinking about how to play golf.

  4. Christopher Mendias:

    If you look at the mechanics in terms of the strength of that new ligament that you put in, it’s pretty good, the problem is the muscle weakness that occurs after that surgery. By the time athletes are able to return to the field or court, the side that had the ACL tear is about 40 percent weaker.

  5. Jessica Marsden:

    Thirty-two of those bills have become law in 17 states, which is a really unprecedented amount of legislative interest in the mechanics of election administration.

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