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
The term mechanics generally refers to the motion of large objects, whereas the study of motion at the level of the atom or smaller is the domain of quantum mechanics.
Having made a fortunate and happy marriage, Saint-Simon was almost constantly at Versailles until the death of the King, and obtained the most intimate acquaintance with what he terms the mechanics of the court.
The other talk dealing with what I term the mechanics and risks.
I know hardly anything about climate models: anything involving fluid mechanics is pretty much a closed book to me.
So I knew the Tab A Slot B mechanics from a very early age, and how women got pregnant, and the anatomical specifics of birth, etc.
Instructing them in the game mechanics is tricky and it often feels like what should be a creative restraint is more of a brick wall than it should be.
The EPR paradox, an attempt to show that quantum mechanics is internally inconsistent, was an outgrowth of that metaphysical skepticism.
I don't see any problem with it: quantum mechanics is statistical.
Imaginary time in quantum statistical mechanics is a similar computational trick.
Police have confirmed that 19 of the abducted men were mechanics from the western city of Morelia and apparently had been vacationing together in the Pacific resort city, said Jesus Montejano, the state attorney general of Michoacan state, were Morelia is located.