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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