mechanical phenomenon


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Noun1.mechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objectsmechanical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
inertia - (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
leverage, purchase - the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
sound - mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium; "falling trees make a sound in the forest even when no one is there to hear them"
trajectory, flight - the path followed by an object moving through space
resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
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To explain the findings, the researchers propose that a quantum mechanical phenomenon, known as 'quantum tunnelling', is revving up the chemical reaction.
Buckling is commonly thought of as a mechanical phenomenon, but no one really knows the risk factors," Dr.
For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated a complex quantum mechanical phenomenon known as Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), using a luminescent polymer (plastic) similar to the materials in light emitting displays used in many of today's smartphones.
10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, scientists at IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) have demonstrated a complex quantum mechanical phenomenon known as Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), using a luminescent polymer (plastic) similar to the materials in light emitting displays used in many of today's smartphones.
This is a mechanical phenomenon, albeit on the molecular level.
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