mechanics

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me·chan·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \mi-ˈka-niks\

: a science that deals with physical energy and forces and their effect on objects

: the details about how something works or is done

Full Definition of MECHANICS

1
:  a branch of physical science that deals with energy and forces and their effect on bodies
2
:  the practical application of mechanics to the design, construction, or operation of machines or tools
3
:  mechanical or functional details or procedure <the mechanics of the brain>

First Known Use of MECHANICS

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me·chan·ics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \mi-ˈkan-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MECHANICS

: a branch of physical science that deals with energy and forces and their effect on material bodies

mechanics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Science of the action of forces on material bodies. It forms a central part of all physical science and engineering. Beginning with Newton's laws of motion in the 17th century, the theory has since been modified and expanded by the theories of quantum mechanics and relativity. Newton's theory of mechanics, known as classical mechanics, accurately represented the effects of forces under all conditions known in his time. It can be divided into statics, the study of equilibrium, and dynamics, the study of motion caused by forces. Though classical mechanics fails on the scale of atoms and molecules, it remains the framework for much of modern science and technology.

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