What does mechanics mean?

Definitions for mechanics
məˈkæn ɪksme·chan·ics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mechanics(noun)

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

  2. mechanism, mechanics(noun)

    the technical aspects of doing something

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


  1. mechanics(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή

  2. mechanics(Noun)

    The design and construction of machines.

    Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή

  3. mechanics(Noun)

    Spelling and punctuation.

    Etymology: From mechanicus, from μηχανικός, from μηχανή

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mechanics(noun)

    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. Steve Vladeck:

    If it's purely a question of who's louder, the campaign -- with a casual relationship with the truth -- can take advantage of the mechanics of judicial proceedings to spin a narrative of how the proceedings are going, but only for so long.

  2. 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.

  3. Tuesday Earnest:

    We have been clear that if members of Congress needed an extra day or two in order to pass legislation, that the President would ensure the government did n’t shut down while they were going through the legislative mechanics of passing a bipartisan budget agreement.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Man can accomplish everything he intends, as in the seeds of intention are the blueprints / mechanics of their manifestation. Let all your intentions serve larger interest & MickeyMize this world. Share this with as many for world harmony, health and happiness.

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