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mechanical advantage

Line breaks: mech¦an|ic¦al ad¦van|tage

Definition of mechanical advantage in English:

noun

The ratio of the force produced by a machine to the force applied to it, used in assessing the performance of a machine.
Example sentences
  • Cables, which maximize isolation, compromise power contractions through the mechanical advantage of their pulley system.
  • The increased mechanical advantage of the connecting rod mitigates the power loss.
  • The mechanical advantage of a system is defined as the ratio of the outforce to the inforce.

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