mach

1 of 2

abbreviation

Mach

2 of 2

noun

: a usually high speed expressed by a Mach number
an airplane flying at Mach 2

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Mach number

First Known Use

Noun

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mach was in 1947

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“Mach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mach. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Mach

noun

Medical Definition

Mach

noun
: a usually high speed expressed by a Mach number
an airplane flying at Mach 2

Biographical Definition

Mach

biographical name

ˈmäḵ How to pronounce Mach (audio)
ˈmäk
Ernst 1838–1916 Austrian physicist and philosopher

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