composition of forces

noun Mechanics.

the union or combination of two or more forces into a single force.

Origin of composition of forces

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for composition of forces

composition of forces


the combination, by vector algebra, of two or more forces into a single equivalent force (the resultant)
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