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statistical mechanics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
Any of various statistical models used in physics, as in kinetic theory, to describe the aggregate properties of large numbers of particles.

statistical mechanics

n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the study of the properties of physical systems as predicted by the statistical behaviour of their constituent particles
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Noun1.statistical mechanics - the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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