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simple machine

noun, Mechanics
machine (def 3b).
Origin of simple machine
1900-05 Unabridged
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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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