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mechanics

Pronunciation: /məˈkænɪks; mɪˈkænɪks/

Translation of mechanics in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (+ singular verb/+ verbo en singular) [Physics/Física] [Mech] mecánica (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • With this work Lagrange transformed mechanics into a branch of mathematical analysis.
    • Dynamics is defined as that branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to motion.
    • He applied mechanics to improve turbines and waterwheels more than doubling the efficiency of the waterwheel.
    Example sentences
    • I put my ear to the floor and hear only the rumble of the mechanics beneath the train and the scrape of the wheels grinding against the iron tracks.
    • We could trace back the mechanics of the machine and learn the mind of God.
    • There are clear, educational explanations of the physics of the tasks and the mechanics of the machines.
    Example sentences
    • Wanting to do more than cobble, he taught himself maths, navigation and practical mechanics.
    • This work was to be in four parts, arithmetic, geometry, mechanics, and hydraulics.
    • The scheme is run chiefly for boys interested in mechanics and mechanical engineering.
  • 2 (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) 2.1 (method, practical details) the mechanics los aspectos prácticos 2.2 (mechanical parts) the mechanics el mecanismo there's something wrong with the mechanics hay un problema con el mecanismo, hay un problema mecánico

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