simple machine

sim·ple ma·chine
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-puh l muh-sheen]
    • /ˈsɪm pəl məˈʃin/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-puh l muh-sheen]
    • /ˈsɪm pəl məˈʃin/

Definitions of simple machine words

  • noun simple machine machine (def 3b). 1
  • noun simple machine a simple device for altering the magnitude or direction of a force. The six basic types are the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, screw, wedge, and inclined plane 0
  • noun simple machine any of the basic mechanical devices, including the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, wedge, screw, and inclined plane, one or more of which are essential to any more complex machine 0

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Origin of simple machine

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
First recorded in 1900-05

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Parts of speech for Simple machine


simple machine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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