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mechanics (n.)

"the theory of machines," also, "the mathematical doctrine of the motions of particles and systems (especially rigid bodies) under the influence of force and constraints," 1640s, based on Late Latin mechanica, from Greek mekhanike, mekhanika (see mechanic (adj.)); also see -ics.

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Definitions of mechanics from WordNet

mechanics (n.)
the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference;
mechanics (n.)
the technical aspects of doing something;
the mechanics of prose style
Synonyms: mechanism
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