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me·chan·ics

 (mĭ-kăn′ĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of physics that is concerned with the analysis of the action of forces on matter or material systems.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Design, construction, and use of machinery or mechanical structures.
3. (used with a pl. verb) The functional and technical aspects of an activity: The mechanics of football are learned with practice.

mechanics

(mɪˈkænɪks)
n
1. (General Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of science, divided into statics, dynamics, and kinematics, concerned with the equilibrium or motion of bodies in a particular frame of reference. See also quantum mechanics, wave mechanics, statistical mechanics
2. (Mechanical Engineering) (functioning as singular) the science of designing, constructing, and operating machines
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the working parts of a machine
4. the technical aspects of something: the mechanics of poetic style.

me•chan•ics

(məˈkæn ɪks)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on bodies and with motion, comprising kinetics, statics, and kinematics.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the theoretical and practical application of this science to machinery and mechanical appliances.
3. (usu. with a pl. v.) the technical aspect or working part; mechanism; structure.
4. (usu. with a pl. v.) routine or basic methods, procedures, techniques, or details.
[1640–50]

me·chan·ics

(mĭ-kăn′ĭks)
1. The branch of physics that focuses on motion and on the effects of forces and energy on solids, liquids, and gases at rest or in motion.
2. The functional aspect of a system: the mechanics of blood circulation.
3. The development, production, and use of machines or mechanical devices.

mechanics

The study of how objects move under the influence of forces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mechanics - the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of referencemechanics - the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
classical mechanics, Newtonian mechanics - the branch of mechanics based on Newton's laws of motion
fluid mechanics, hydraulics - study of the mechanics of fluids
pneumatics - the branch of mechanics that deals with the mechanical properties of gases
statics - the branch of mechanics concerned with forces in equilibrium
dynamics, kinetics - the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
kinematics - the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass
aerodynamics, aeromechanics - the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow
reaction - (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body; "every action has an equal and opposite reaction"
jerk - (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration
2.mechanics - the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
carrying into action, carrying out, execution, performance - the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
Translations
آلِيَّةطُرُق آليَّهعِلْم الميكانيكامَعْرِفَه آليَّه
mechanikamechanismustechnika
indretningmekanik
mechanika
aflfræîi, kraftfræîistarfsemi, gangur, kerfivélfræîi
mechanika
mehanika
makine yapma bilgisimekanik bilimiyapılma/çalışma biçimi

mechanics

[mɪˈkænɪks]
A. NSING (Tech, Phys) → mecánica f
B. NPL (= machinery) → mecanismo msing (fig) → mecánica f

mechanics

[mɪˈkænɪks]
n (= science) → mécanique f quantum mechanics
npl (= practical details) → mécanique f

mechanics

n
sing (= subject) (= engineering)Maschinenbau m; (Phys) → Mechanik f; home mechanics for the car-ownerkleine Maschinenkunde für den Autobesitzer
pl (= technical aspects)Mechanik f, → Mechanismus m; (fig: of writing etc) → Technik f; there is something wrong with the mechanics of the cardas Auto ist mechanisch nicht in Ordnung; I don’t understand the mechanics of parliamentary procedureich verstehe den Mechanismus parlamentarischer Abläufe nicht

mechanics

[mɪˈkænɪks] n
a. (sg, science) → meccanica
b. (pl, of car) → meccanismo, meccanica (fig) (of legal system) → meccanismo; (of writing, novel, plot) → meccanismo

mechanic

(miˈkӕnik) noun
a skilled worker who repairs or maintains machinery.
meˈchanical adjective
1. having to do with machines. mechanical engineering.
2. worked or done by machinery. a mechanical sweeper.
3. done etc without thinking, from force of habit. a mechanical action.
meˈchanically adverb
meˈchanics noun singular
1. the science of the action of forces on objects. He is studying mechanics.
2. the art of building machines. He applied his knowledge of mechanics to designing a new wheelchair.
noun plural
the ways in which something works or is applied. the mechanics of the legal system.
ˈmechanism (ˈme-) noun
a (usually small) piece of machinery. a watch mechanism.
ˈmechanize, ˈmechanise (ˈme-) verb
1. to introduce machinery into (an industry etc). We've mechanized the entire process.
2. to supply (troops) with motor vehicles.
ˌmechaniˈzation, ˌmechaniˈsation noun
References in classic literature ?
At other times anyone could dance who paid his money and was orderly; the railroad men, the roundhouse mechanics, the delivery boys, the iceman, the farm-hands who lived near enough to ride into town after their day's work was over.
How many merchants would take Adolph, if I wanted to make him a clerk; or mechanics, if I wanted him taught a trade?
When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them--as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon--I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago.
It was one of the most useful motions in mechanics, the pedal movement; so I made a note in my memorandum book, purposing some day to apply a system of elastic cords to him and run a sewing machine with it.
Mendicants were of course assembled by the score, together with strolling soldiers returned from Palestine, (according to their own account at least,) pedlars were displaying their wares, travelling mechanics were enquiring after employment, and wandering palmers, hedge-priests, Saxon minstrels, and Welsh bards, were muttering prayers, and extracting mistuned dirges from their harps, crowds, and rotes.
These people are most excellent mathematicians, and arrived to a great perfection in mechanics, by the countenance and encouragement of the emperor, who is a renowned patron of learning.
But Phileas Fogg, who was not travelling, but only describing a circumference, took no pains to inquire into these subjects; he was a solid body, traversing an orbit around the terrestrial globe, according to the laws of rational mechanics.
These boys are to be the merchants, shopkeepers, and mechanics of a future period.
I think I can still hear this learned and devout man--for his soul was filled with devotion to the dread Being that could hold a universe in subjection to His will--dwelling with delight on all the discoveries among the heavenly bodies, that the recent improvements in science and mechanics have enabled the astronomers to make.
And this is my way o' looking at it: there's the sperrit o' God in all things and all times--weekday as well as Sunday--and i' the great works and inventions, and i' the figuring and the mechanics.
The room was carpeted, and furnished with convenient, substantial furniture, some of which was brought from the city, the remainder having been manufactured by the mechanics of Templeton.
D'Artagnan remembered that the English are masters in mechanics and conservative industry; and he determined to go in the morning in search of a mechanic who would sell him a strong box.