American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ratio of the output force produced by a machine to the applied input force.
- n. The ratio of the output force produced by a machine (especially a simple machine) to the applied input force.
- n. the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it
“With a 6:1 mechanical advantage system multiplying most of my body’s weight standing in the haul-line foot loops, I should be able to dislodge the chockstone even if I lose half the lifting force back to friction.”
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