Definition of Simple machine

1. Noun. A device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point.

Exact synonyms: Machine
Specialized synonyms: Inclined Plane, Lever, Block, Pulley, Pulley Block, Pulley-block, Wheel
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device

Definition of Simple machine

1. Noun. (physics) A device that only requires the application of a single force to work. ¹

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Literary usage of Simple machine

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1. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"simple machine. — Statics.—Dynamics. — Force. — Power. — Weight. — Lever. — Cord.—Inclined Plane. — Arms. — Fulcrum. — Three kinds of Lever. — Crow-Bar. ..."

2. Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural Philosophy (1829)
"The footer Ram or Bélier Hydraulique, as it was called by its inventor, M. Montgolfier, of Paris, is a highly useful and simple machine, for the purpose of ..."

3. Cost Accounting to Aid Production: A Practical Study of Scientific Cost by George Charter Harrison (1921)
"The daily cost of operating the simple machine (which as stated above is one-third of the automatic machine) is therefore $1. The daily productive labor ..."

4. Read and Understand Science: Grades 2-3 by Jo Ellen Moore (2002)
"... pulley inclined plane Write the kind of simple machine Uncle Fred used. wheel and axle Then explain how the simple machine made the work easier. ..."

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