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simple machine

noun, Mechanics
machine (def 3b).
Origin of simple machine
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for simple machine
  • Explain to your students that they will make an example of one simple machine called a lever.
  • The feeder is an elegantly simple machine with one moving part.
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  • Rollers can be used as a simple machine to make work easier by reducing friction.
  • It is a simple machine that is used to push, pull, or lift things.
  • The students will create an example of a simple machine using various materials.
  • Identify which simple machine is best used in a given situation.
  • Identify that a simple machine is something that makes work easier for humans.
British Dictionary definitions for simple machine

simple machine

a simple device for altering the magnitude or direction of a force. The six basic types are the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, wedge, and inclined plane
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simple machine in Science
simple machine  
See under machine.
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