Mechanical powers

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mechanical powers certain simple instruments, such as the lever and its modifications (the wheel and axle and the pulley), the inclined plane with its modifications (the screw and the wedge), which convert a small force acting through a great space into a great force acting through a small space, or vice versa, and are used separately or in combination.
    • Mechanical powers See under Mechanical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Mechanical powers the elementary forms or parts of machines—three primary, the lever, inclined plane, and pulley; and three secondary, the wheel-and-axle, the wedge, and the screw
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. mechanicus; Gr. mēchanikosmēchane, a contrivance.

Usage

In literature:

The mechanical powers and forces of Nature are open secrets for all who will undertake to unravel the mystery.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Mechanical spinning called forth the power loom.
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
But now, attempting to get something from it in the way of power, means another piece of mechanism.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
There is nothing more wonderful than the application of mechanical power by ants.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Then he checked the mechanism and the power cartridges.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
Though he was no mechanic nor inventor, he had an enthusiastic belief in the powers of the railroad system.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
The task of the Leader must be to transmit the mechanical power inherent in the troops in the form of momentum upon the enemy.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
Like some invincible source of the mechanism he kept all power to himself.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Behead skillful, and leave a mechanical power.
"Harper's Young People, July 20, 1880" by Various
If this weird balloon thing was actually to carry them, there must be some mechanism, some propelling power.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
But the mechanic, when a wheel refuses to turn, never thinks of dropping on his knees and asking the assistance of some divine power.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Once this slogging labor was under way Jason turned his attention to the crude mechanism that they were powering.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
The powers of production had been greatly increased by a brilliant development of mechanical arts and inventions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
But his mathematical and mechanical studies had one day accidentally led him to invent a new projectile of fearful power.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Is it not to be feared that the increase of mechanic power had done away with many of these blessings, and substituted many ills?
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
Grisi appeared to her coarse and shallow, Persiani mechanical and meretricious, Mario devoid of power.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Their reasoning power was feeble, but the mechanism was complicated enough.
"Accidental Flight" by Floyd L. Wallace
A large number of mechanical drills operated by hand power have been invented.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
A lever is no mechanical power unless it has a material point of support.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
It is not in my power to give a particular description of this piece of mechanism.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
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In poetry:

General, your bomber is powerful.
It flies faster than a storm and carries more than an elephant.
But it has one defect:
It needs a mechanic.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht

In news:

This is their primary mechanism of asserting their power.
A mechanic at Taylor Municipal Airport in Texas died April 11 while attempting to board a Beech King Air 200 while the engines were operating at idle power.
A good friend, who is a mechanical engineer, just bought 8,000 shares of Capstone Turbine, a company he believes offers the best and cheapest power-generating sources in the country.
The universal power frame cartridge from SKF provides a pump upgrade designed to eliminate bearing and mechanical seal failures caused by heat, vibration, misalignment and cavitation.
Mechanical News -The Finn-Power King Crimper 1200 has a maximum crimping force of 1,200 tons and has a crimping range from 7.87 inch to 25.59 inch.
Acquired the assets of IMR Test Labs (IMR), a provider of mechanical and metallurgical testing services for the aerospace, power-generation and medical markets.
DC electric motors with potentiometer offer power, control for incubator rotating mechanism.
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Power Press , Part 6: Who will Drive.
Revitalizing a Used Mechanical Power Press , Part 4: Die Protection.
Most often, they're installed in master bathrooms and simply disappear when they're powered off - no concealment cabinetry, lift mechanism or motorized artwork necessary.
The Goodall Power Centers are all-in-one products designed to meet the needs of today's mobile service mechanics.
Originally published in 2001 and most recently revised in 2012, F2088 defines " infant swing" as "a stationary unit with a frame and powered mechanism that enables an infant to swing in a seated position.
Bosch VMC Motor The 24-volt, 0.22-watt Bosch "VMC" DC electric motor with potentiometer is a reliable adjustment motor that is useful for the power and control of rotating mechanisms in egg incubators.
A mechanical or power failure knocked out service before city hall opened Monday, but city offices remained open without phone service .
The Easy Pluck Kit installs on a 55-gallon barrel and operates with a power drill, which spins mechanical plucking fingers that efficiently remove feathers from game birds.
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In science:

As is well known, the energy spectrum of particles accelerated by this mechanism takes a power law form, F (E )dE ∝ E−σ dE .
Application of random walk theory to the first order Fermi acceleration in shock waves
Highly Optimized Tolerance: A Mechanism for Power Laws in Designed Systems.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The added bonus of using the laws of quantum mechanics is that the unitary power might be strictly larger than the classical one.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
There exist substantial differences between SOC and turbulence mechanisms for explanation of the power law PDF’s .
Multiscale self-organized criticality and powerful X-ray flares
For instance, different mechanisms (including SOC and fluid turbulence) can produce the same power-law spectrum ”-1”.
Multiscale self-organized criticality and powerful X-ray flares
Different physical mechanisms can lead to this power law.
Multiscale SOC in turbulent convection
The powers depend on the microscopic mechanism of the light trapping.
Universal Fluctuations of the Random Lasing Threshold in a Sample of a Finite Area
A powerful tool to study the physics of the folding mechanism of proteins is the lattice model.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
We believe the Tsallis canonical distribution is a powerful technique for selection mechanism in evolutionary algorithms.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
The idea is to consider a series of classical corrections to quantum mechanics, again characterised by increasing powers of .
Semiquantum versus semiclassical mechanics for simple nonlinear systems
Thus, we found that the large-Q2 asymptotics of the meson form factor in the model of Ref. is governed by the soft Feynman mechanism, with the power-law asymptotics determined by the x → 1 behavior of the prefactor f (x) accompanying a decreasing function of ¯xQ2/xΛ2 .
Holographic Wave Functions, Meromorphization and Counting Rules
The latter mechanism gives rises to the most powerful quasars.
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3
As discussed in the next section, galactic collisions are obviously another (and more powerful) triggering mechanism.
On-axis spectroscopy of the host galaxies of 20 optically luminous quasars at z~0.3
Laplacian are positive that allows one to study its spectral properties by the powerful methods of statistical mechanics, in which various functions f (λi ) defined on the spectrum {λi} are considered.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
Furthermore, new primitives can be easily incorporated as needed. 3) Prawn includes a flexible active neighborhood discovery mechanism which provides con figurable neighborhood probing and power control mechanisms.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
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