mechanical advantage


nounMechanics.
  1. the ratio of output force to the input force applied to a mechanism.

Origin of mechanical advantage

1
First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for mechanical advantage

mechanical advantage

noun
  1. the ratio of the working force exerted by a mechanism to the applied effort

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Scientific definitions for mechanical advantage

mechanical advantage

[ mĭ-kănĭ-kəl ]


  1. The ratio of the output force (acting on a load) produced by a machine to the applied effort (the input force). See also efficiency.

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