mechanical phenomenon

Definitions of mechanical phenomenon
  1. noun
    a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects
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    (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force
    leverage, purchase
    the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
    flight, trajectory
    the path followed by an object moving through space
    any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
    friction, rubbing
    the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
    moment of inertia
    the tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration
    very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography
    ballistic trajectory, ballistics
    the trajectory of an object in free flight
    (spaceflight) a trajectory that passes close to a planetary body in order to gain energy from its gravitational field
    acoustic impedance, acoustic reactance, acoustic resistance
    opposition to the flow of sound through a surface; acoustic resistance is the real component of acoustic impedance and acoustic reactance is the imaginary component
    drag, retarding force
    the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
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    physical phenomenon
    a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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