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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of physics that is concerned with the analysis of the action of forces on matter or material systems.
  • n. Design, construction, and use of machinery or mechanical structures.
  • n. The functional and technical aspects of an activity: The mechanics of football are learned with practice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on material objects with mass
  • n. The design and construction of machines.
  • n. Spelling and punctuation.
  • n. operation in general; workings
  • n. Plural form of mechanic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the action of forces on bodies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The theory of machines.
  • n. The mathematical doctrine of the motions and tendencies to motion of particles and systems under the influence of forces and constraints; in a narrower sense, this doctrine as applied to systems of rigid bodies.
  • n. The science which explains natural phenomena by depicting them with mathematical precision as dependent solely upon relations of motion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
  • n. the technical aspects of doing something

Etymologies

From Latin mechanicus, from Ancient Greek μηχανικός (mēkhanikos), from μηχανή (mēkhanē, "machine, tool") (Wiktionary)

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