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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The sneakers are made with a carbon fiber plate, which biomechanics experts told the outlet mimics the spring achieved from the prosthetics blades of amputee runners, which helps them use less energy to run the same speed. Fox News, "Record breaking Nike sneaker sparks competitive advantage debate ahead of New York City Marathon," 3 Nov. 2019 The injury is likely the imbalance that a biomechanics specialist can diagnose and correct. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "5 signs you're working out too hard," 19 Sep. 2019 The former Arizona State starting quarterback is now an instructor with 3DQB, a biomechanics and performance company run by former pitching coach turned quarterback guru Tom House. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "How Brandon Wimbush is establishing consistency at quarterback," 17 June 2018 House, a biomechanics expert and former MLB pitching coach, founded 3DQB, the quarterback biomechanics training program Falk has followed. Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times, "WSU’s Luke Falk isn’t the biggest or fastest QB, but he’s turned many heads in the NFL draft process," 24 Apr. 2018 For her, this explosion theory was the next obvious avenue to explore, and one that meshed well with her injury biomechanics focus at Duke. Evan Lubofsky, Smithsonian, "One Scientist May Have Finally Figured Out the Mystery of Why a Civil War Submarine Sank," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of biomechanics

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomechanics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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

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