compound machine


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compound machine

n.
A machine consisting of two or more simple machines operating together, as a wheelbarrow consisting of a lever, axle, and wheel.
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Offered with manually operable features, the proposed water-draining pump would be more or less a compound machine, comprising a well-arranged system of pulleys attached to a garden hose.
Scooters are attached by a rope to the pulley wheel built into the gears, making a compound machine.
The key: Connect simple machines, such as levers and screws, to build a compound machine.
A compound machine is a machine that is made from two or more simple machines connected together.
A compound machine is made up of 2 or more simple machines working together.
Compound machines are combinations of simple machines.
3) or, alternatively, take apart a compound machine and show how the simple machines inside make it work.
Remember that it is a compound machine made of several simple machines.
Rube Goldberg machine makers link simple devices into elaborate compound machines.
In an exciting exploration of simple and compound machines, the proposal features a variety of larger-than-life machines, such as a tornado slide that looks like a giant screw, a pulley-powered zip line seat and a giant tire with an axle to perform as a merry-go-round.
The company recently inaugurated a new plant in Taoyuan County, northern Taiwan which focuses on the production of large-sized vertical CNC lathes, horizontal CNC lathes, PCB drilling machines and lathe/mill compound machines for the industries of large-sized oil pipes, windpower generators, aerospace and railway transport.
Bicycles, explains Gold, are compound machines, made up of many simple machines, such as levers and wheels and axles.