mechanical phenomenon

Definitions of mechanical phenomenon
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n a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

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inertia
(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
sound
mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
flight, trajectory
the path followed by an object moving through space
resistance
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
ultrasound
very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography
ballistic trajectory, ballistics
the trajectory of an object in free flight
gravity-assist
(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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