from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The ratio of the output force produced by a machine to the applied input force.
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- noun The
ratioof the output forceproduced by a machine(especially a simple machine) to the applied inputforce.
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- noun the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it
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