mechanics: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mu-kan'iks), [key]
— n.
  1. the branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on bodies and with motion, comprised of kinetics, statics, and kinematics.
  2. the theoretical and practical application of this science to machinery, mechanical appliances, etc.
  3. the technical aspect or working part; mechanism; structure.
  4. routine or basic methods, procedures, techniques, or details: the mechanics of running an office; the mechanics of baseball.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: