Leverage of a force
Leverage Lev"er*age (l[e^]v"[~e]r*[asl]j or l[=e]"v[~e]r*[asl]j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. [1913 Webster]

{Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which act in parallel and opposite directions.

{Leverage of a force}, the perpendicular distance from the line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about which the body may be supposed to turn. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leverage of a couple — Leverage Lev er*age (l[e^]v [ e]r*[asl]j or l[=e] v[ e]r*[asl]j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. [1913 Webster] {Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of a force — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moment of a force — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of a couple — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leverage — Lev er*age (l[e^]v [ e]r*[asl]j or l[=e] v[ e]r*[asl]j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever. [1913 Webster] {Leverage of a couple} (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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