mechanical device

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mechanical device mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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Usage

In literature:

Snap snatched several of his weapons and mechanical devices.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
It cannot be appeased by any mechanical device.
"The New Society" by Walther Rathenau
And then one of the circles, by mechanical device, was raised into the air above all the others.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
No one is competent nowadays to say surely of any ordinary mechanical device that it is absolutely new.
"Monopolies and the People" by Charles Whiting Baker
The spinning wheel was a mechanical device.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Nor will any mechanical device assist you, for nothing can successfully defeat the wandering of the mind.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" by Various
No mechanical device could take their place.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
He disliked the introduction of mechanical devices into the Lancashire weaving mills.
"Aviation in Peace and War" by Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
The mechanical device may also be displaced or destroyed, leaving the trap without a seal.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
I thanked Providence for the perfection of the Han mechanical devices when I reached the station.
"The Airlords of Han" by Philip Francis Nowlan
It's a mechanical device to keep his blood in circulation; that's all.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
There is something in the catalogue of mechanical devices which almost affects the mind with fatigue.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, July 1887" by Various
This is as true of any part of the social structure as it is of mechanical devices.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
Are mechanical devices used to overcome the mechanical defect of forcing the wheel to run out of its natural position.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
They could not be handled by a single man without the aid of mechanical devices.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
And you used mechanical devices such as this little metal egg to get here.
"Fair and Warmer" by E. G. von Wald
Well, they say you can use your mechanical devices wherever you please, just so you do not use their music.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
At the door, in order to prevent the egress of any intruder, a cunning but dastardly mechanical device had been placed.
"The Pauper of Park Lane" by William Le Queux
Means have been found of replacing the telegraph clerk, so far as the actual signalling is concerned, by mechanical devices.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
Making things is frantically accelerated; and every mechanical device used to swell the senseless bulk.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey
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In poetry:

If you are a man, and believe in the destiny of mankind
then say to yourself: we will cease to care
about property and money and mechanical devices,
and open our consciousness to the deep, mysterious life
that we are now cut off from.
"If You are a Man" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Specifically, the Android Cloud to Device Messaging API , which provides a mechanism servers can use to tell mobile applications to contact the server directly, to fetch updated application or user data.
Bernt describes himself as an engineer who specializes in mechanical devices.
So why are we so much better at improvising than robots -- which are essentially mechanical devices controlled by computers.
First is the handling of the physical media (LTO tape, XDCAM disc or P2 cards), which can be managed either robotically (in a library with a mechanical picking device).
A mechanical cherry harvester and a hand-held device are in the works.
Scott Shaw, The PD Lane Eberhardt relaxes with his mother, Traci Reichman, at the Cleveland Clinic, where a mechanical device keeps him alive as he waits for a heart transplant.
A team of mechanical engineers has published a paper demonstrating its latest invention — spray-on rechargeable batteries that could be combined with solar cells to create self-sufficient, energy conversion-storage devices.
Full Ethernet redundancy also requires all the participating devices use the same application layer protocol and LAN redundancy mechanisms.
That led the MIT researchers to the idea of harnessing the cloaking mechanisms developed to shield objects from view — but applying it to the movement of electrons, which is key to electronic and thermoelectric devices.
Devices obvious and mechanical .
The general manager, however, told police the woman is the only employee in the last several years to be cut on the slicer, and it is standard procedure not to put hands anywhere near the device's cutting mechanism .
NASHVILLE – A mechanical device as small as a grain of rice is about to replace the mice.
Low mechanical memory means the device will not pull up from the surface over time.
NASCAR officials said mechanical devices the Hendrick Motorsports teams and other organizations in the Sprint Cup Series are using to gain a competitive advantage in the rear housing are legal -- today.
What worth comes of a mechanic that fills his device box with all the latest resources and never uses them.
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In science:

However, in addition to believing the correctness of quantum mechanics, to trust that such a device produces random bits one must believe that the manufacturer is trustworthy, experimentally skilled, and that the device is always well calibrated.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
The device identification is made by precarious mechanisms such as IP addresses or fully qualified domain names.
An Approach to Log Management: Prototyping a Design of Agent for Log Harvesting
Such a physical mechanism was initially introduced as a device to manipulate quantum information stored in collective states of mesoscopic ensembles 46 , but it also has been recently proposed as a way to engineer a novel type of interaction potential between cold atoms.
Supersolid phases of cold atom assemblies
With a constantly increasing level of control, a number of experiments have demonstrated quantum effects in such HQCs in the past few years, and these circuits are now becoming increasingly feasible as components in technologies that involve mechanical sensing devices.
Hybrid quantum circuits: Superconducting circuits interacting with other quantum systems
Many electro-mechanic devices like microphones, switches and relays and much more can nowadays be produced as semiconductors as well, reducing their cost dramatically.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
In future, the precise origin of error mechanisms at high frequency and the role of cotunneling can be tested by equipping our devices with charge detectors2,27 .
Gigahertz quantized charge pumping in graphene quantum dots
The present work suggests that these devices can be seen as instances of a more general mechanism where the discourse purpose of a referring expression plays a role in how that referring expression is best realised.
Generating One-Anaphoric Expressions: Where Does the Decision Lie?
It is not sufficient that only some aspects of a system should be quantum mechanical, as in solid-state ‘quantum dots’, or that there is an implicit assumption of unfeasible precision or cooling, which is often the case for proposals using solid-state devices.
Quantum Computing
This is a conceptual mechanical device which can be shown to be capable of efficiently simulating all classical computational methods.
Quantum Computing
Jini provides mechanisms to enable the addition, removal, and discovery of devices and services attached to network.
Cluster Computing White Paper
A description of the mechanisms and structures of some novel magnetoelectronic devices was provided by M.
Some Recent Issues in Quantum Magnetism
This would not be the case for a device designed to make a sequence of absolute measurements of the quantum mechanical position ˆx(t).
The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization
As the 20th century progressed, this idea of a description came to mean an algorithm which could be carried out by some mechanical device, such as a Turing machine, to tell whether an integer is in the set or not.
Computational Complexity in Physics
An accelerated life test will be used to study a metallization failure mechanism for a solid-state electronic device.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
A quantum computer is a device for performing calculations using a quantum mechanical representation of information.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
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