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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The equilibrium mechanics of stationary bodies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of mechanics which treats of the relations of strains and stresses, or of the figures of bodies in equilibrium and of the magnitudes and directions of the pressures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That branch of mechanics which treats of the equilibrium of forces, or relates to bodies as held at rest by the forces acting on them; -- distinguished from dynamics.
  • noun the study of the conditions which concern the existence and permanence of the social state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physics The branch of mechanics concerned with forces in static equilibrium

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

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with forces in equilibrium

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