bio·​me·​chan·​ics | \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈka-niks How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \

Definition of biomechanics

: the mechanics of biological and especially muscular activity (as in locomotion or exercise) also : the scientific study of this

Other Words from biomechanics

biomechanical \ ˌbī-​ō-​mə-​ˈka-​ni-​kəl How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ adjective
biomechanically \ ˌbī-​ō-​mə-​ˈka-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ adverb

Examples of biomechanics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Repetition is especially problematic for young hard-throwing pitchers such as Sasaki, said Takashi Kawamura, associate professor of health and sport sciences at University of Tsukuba and an expert in the biomechanics of baseball and coaching. Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 8 July 2022 Wolff began to research the biomechanics of the upper body. Susan Wagner, NBC News, 5 July 2022 This bendiness — compliance, in biomechanics-speak — approximated the flexibility of a thin branch. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 So that would be my advice: Your technique, which is biomechanics. Greg Presto, Men's Health, 6 May 2022 Hjerpe, Pfennigs, Lattery, Will Frisch and Ben Ferrer visited Driveline together over the summer to gain insight into the biomechanics and analytics of pitching. oregonlive, 24 May 2022 In-store experts look at biomechanics and foot characteristics along with fit, feel and ride in order to ensure each customer purchases the shoe that is right for them. Dacey Orr, ajc, 12 Apr. 2022 Weak local muscles may result in an unstable arch that does not absorb impact very well and leads to faulty biomechanics. Jon-erik Kawamoto, Outside Online, 22 Sep. 2020 As with her previous novels, there is no hard sci-fi in Sea of Tranquility, no detailed explanations of the biomechanics of disease or the physics of time travel. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of biomechanics

1899, in the meaning defined above

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
bio·​me·​chan·​ics | \ -mi-ˈkan-iks How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \

Medical Definition of biomechanics

: the mechanics of biological and especially musculoskeletal activity (as in locomotion or exercise) also : the scientific study of such mechanics

Other Words from biomechanics

biomechanic \ -​mi-​ˈkan-​ik How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ or biomechanist \ -​ˌmek-​ə-​nist How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ noun
biomechanical \ -​mi-​ˈkan-​i-​kəl How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ also biomechanic adjective
biomechanically \ -​mi-​ˈkan-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biomechanics (audio) \ adverb

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