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statistical mechanics

noun plural but usually singular in construction

Definition of STATISTICAL MECHANICS

:  a branch of mechanics dealing with the application of the principles of statistics to the mechanics of a system consisting of a large number of parts having motions that differ by small steps over a large range

First Known Use of STATISTICAL MECHANICS

1885

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