# Definitions for inclined planein·clined plane

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1. inclined plane(noun)

a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

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1. inclined plane(Noun)

One of the simple machines; a sloping surface such as a ramp such that an object can be raised with less effort than being lifted vertically.

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1. Inclined plane

An inclined plane is a flat supporting surface tilted at an angle, with one end higher than the other, used as an aid for raising or lowering a load. The inclined plane is one of the six classical simple machines defined by Renaissance scientists. Inclined planes are widely used to move heavy loads over vertical obstacles; examples vary from a ramp used to load goods into a truck, to a person walking up a pedestrian ramp, to an automobile or railroad train climbing a grade. Moving an object up an inclined plane requires less force than lifting it straight up, at a cost of an increase in the distance moved. The mechanical advantage of an inclined plane, the factor by which the force is reduced, is equal to the ratio of the length of the sloped surface to the height it spans. Due to conservation of energy, the same amount of mechanical energy is required to lift a given object by a given vertical distance, disregarding losses from friction, but the inclined plane allows the same work to be done with a smaller force exerted over a greater distance. The angle of friction, also sometimes called the angle of repose, is the maximum angle at which a load can rest motionless on an inclined plane due to friction, without sliding down. This angle is equal to the arctangent of the coefficient of static friction μs between the surfaces.

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### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of inclined plane in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of inclined plane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

## Translations for inclined plane

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• pla inclinat
• nakloněná rovina
• schiefe Ebene
• plan inclinant
• hellend vlak
• plan înclinat

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