Definition of mechanical advantage in English:

mechanical advantage

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


  • The ratio of the force produced by a machine to the force applied to it, used in assessing the performance of a machine.
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    • 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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