mechanical advantage


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mechanical advantage

n.
The ratio of the output force produced by a machine to the applied input force.

mechanical advantage

n
(Mechanical Engineering) the ratio of the working force exerted by a mechanism to the applied effort

mechan′ical advan′tage


n.
the ratio of output force to the input force applied to a mechanism.
[1890–95]

mechanical advantage

The ratio of load to effort produced by a machine.
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Noun1.mechanical advantage - the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to itmechanical advantage - the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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Three models of BD (brute disk) caliper brakes--air actuated, spring actuated/air released, and spring actuated/hydraulically released--use arms to provide a mechanical advantage for higher clamping force.
Three models of BD (brute disk) caliper brakes-air actuated, spring actuated/air released, and spring actuated/hydraulically released-use arms to provide a mechanical advantage for higher clamping force.
In managing shoulder dystocia, my maneuver is to use my elbow to maximize mechanical advantage when applying suprapubic pressure to push the trapped shoulder down.
The Contender's long, straight trigger requires the shooter to position the tip of the finger on the curved bottom portion to maximize the mechanical advantage and produce the smoothest, lightest pull possible.
Relatively new are high-speed units that rely on mechanical advantage and inertia to split logs, with a cycle time that's significantly faster than that of most hydraulic splitters.
The EZ Spanner[TM] has successfully addressed this issue by incorporating an extendable handle that increases the length of the tool and adds a mechanical advantage to opening hydrants faster and with less effort.
A coiled-steel spring usually ramps up its resistance gradually, giving the barrel the chance to move to the point where maximum mechanical advantage is applied.
This scenario could benefit from the improved mechanical advantage provided by the increased purchase of an ambidextrous charging handle.
Illustration by Barry Merenoff, The Mechanical Advantage.
A press holds the die and the cartridge and facilitates the actual loading procedures using the mechanical advantage of leverage.