me·​chan·​ics | \mi-ˈka-niks \

Definition of mechanics 

1 : a branch of physical science that deals with energy and forces and their effect on bodies

2 : the practical application of mechanics to the design, construction, or operation of machines or tools

3 : mechanical or functional details or procedure the mechanics of the brain

First Known Use of mechanics

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mechanics was in 1612

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English Language Learners Definition of mechanics

: a science that deals with physical energy and forces and their effect on objects

: the details about how something works or is done


noun plural
me·​chan·​ics | \mi-ˈka-niks \

Kids Definition of mechanics

1 : a science dealing with the action of forces on objects

2 : the way something works or things are done the mechanics of a watch the mechanics of writing

Hint: Mechanics can be used as a singular or as a plural in writing and speaking.

me·​chan·​ics | \mi-ˈkan-iks \

Medical Definition of mechanics 

: a branch of physical science that deals with energy and forces and their effect on material bodies

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