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

    Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή

  2. mechanicsnoun

    The design and construction of machines.

    Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή

  3. mechanicsnoun

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    Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mechanicsnoun

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

    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. Lou A. Riley:

    Relativity keeps anything from happening at once. Quantum mechanics keeps everything from really happening at all.

  2. Kevin Chen:

    Through various theoretical, computational and experimental studies, we found that the mechanics of flapping propulsion are actually very similar in air and in water, in both cases, the wing is moving back and forth. The only difference is the speed at which the wing flaps.

  3. Hugo Lopez-Gatell:

    You don't need the number of cases. What you need is to understand the data and understand what the mechanics of an epidemic are to make the most appropriate decisions, some people say: 'We're blind, we don't have information.' The blind one is the one who wants to go blind.

  4. Brad Singer:

    Reversals are generated in the deepest parts of the Earth's interior, but the effects manifest themselves all the way through the Earth and especially at the Earth's surface and in the atmosphere, unless you have a complete, accurate and high-resolution record of what a field reversal really is like at the surface of the Earth, it's difficult to even discuss what the mechanics of generating a reversal are.

  5. Lena Komileva:

    It's a little more complicated than it used to be. The shape of the yield curve today is very much a function of global central bank activity - negative rates and quantitative easing. This changes the mechanics of the yield curve with respect to pure growth and inflation signals, but it does suggest a capitulation in investor confidence in the ability of central banks to reflate global growth or prevent another downturn. And that's not a good confidence signal.

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