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principle of virtual work


noun Mechanics.

the principle that the total work done by all forces on a system in static equilibrium is zero for a set of infinitesimally small displacements.

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principle of economy, principle of indifference, principle of least action, principle of mathematical induction, principle of superposition, principle of virtual work, principled, princox, pringle's disease, prink, print
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