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|1.||(functioning as singular) quantum mechanics wave mechanics See also statistical mechanics the branch of science, divided into statics, dynamics, and kinematics, concerned with the equilibrium or motion of bodies in a particular frame of reference|
|2.||(functioning as singular) the science of designing, constructing, and operating machines|
|3.||the working parts of a machine|
|4.||the technical aspects of something: the mechanics of poetic style|
mechanics me·chan·ics (mĭ-kān'ĭks)
The branch of physics concerned with the analysis of the action of forces on matter or material systems.
The design, construction, and use of machinery or of mechanical structures.
The functional and technical aspects of an activity.
|mechanics (mĭ-kān'ĭks) Pronunciation Key
The branch of physics that deals with the motion of material objects. 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.
Note: The basic laws of mechanics are Newton's laws of motion.