Definition of inclined plane in English:

inclined plane

Syllabification: in·clined plane

noun

  • 1A plane inclined at an angle to the horizontal.
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    • In these experiments, he rolled objects down an inclined plane; the traditional story that he dropped weights from the Leaning Tower of Pisa was a myth.
    • In particular the work contains his important idea that one could test theories about falling bodies using an inclined plane to slow down the rate of descent.
    • During that year he completely revised his treatise on mechanics and resumed his earlier studies of natural motion, discovering his first two correct theorems concerning motions along inclined planes.
  • 1.1A sloping ramp up which heavy loads can be raised by ropes or chains.
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    • To solve this problem, coal was lowered from the higher levels by means of an inclined plane, the long, narrow barges riding on iron frames operated by hand-winches.
    • I'm not that smart when it comes to things that do things, like cars, pulleys, and inclined planes.
    • Most of us don't need to research the physics behind inclined planes, levers, wheels, or axles to be confident that they generate power and make life easier for us large-brained, tool-making Homo sapiens.

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