inclined plane

noun

Definition of inclined plane

: a plane surface that makes an oblique angle with the plane of the horizon

Examples of inclined plane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The threads are a form of inclined plane or wedge, the simplest type of tool. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2021 The threads are a form of inclined plane or wedge, the simplest type of tool. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2021 The threads are a form of inclined plane or wedge, the simplest type of tool. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2021 The threads are a form of inclined plane or wedge, the simplest type of tool. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2021 The angle this net force makes with respect to the floor is very similar to the components of a real gravitational force down an inclined plane. Rhett Allain, Wired, 4 May 2021 So, the more these two surfaces—the car and inclined plane—are pushed together, the greater the kinetic frictional force. Rhett Allain, Wired, 29 Apr. 2021 More accurately, risk is an inclined plane, from Treasury bills through classes of debt securities, to equity markets and, ultimately, venture capital and alternative investments. William Levin, National Review, 11 Dec. 2020 Lift with some danged pulley system involving fulcrums and levers and inclined planes, or, better yet, just hire some dumb lunk. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of inclined plane

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inclined plane was in 1661

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“Inclined plane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inclined%20plane. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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inclined plane

noun

Kids Definition of inclined plane

: a flat surface that makes an angle with the line of the horizon

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