mechanical+contrivances

  • 1 Mechanical system — This article is about systems that manage mechanical movement. For other uses, see Machine (disambiguation). A mechanical system manages power to accomplish a task that involves forces and movement. Mechanical is derived from the Latin word… …

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  • 2 MECHANICAL POWERS —    the lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, pulley, and wedge, the elementary contrivances of which all machines are composed …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 3 technology, history of — Introduction       the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts, both… …

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  • 4 Algorithm — Flow chart of an algorithm (Euclid s algorithm) for calculating the greatest common divisor (g.c.d.) of two numbers a and b in locations named A and B. The algorithm proceeds by successive subtractions in two loops: IF the test B ≤ A yields yes… …

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  • 5 George Henry Corliss — Infobox Person name = George Henry Corliss image size = caption = George Henry Corliss birth name = birth date = June 2, 1817 birth place = Easton, New York death date = February 21, 1888 death place = death cause = resting place = resting place… …

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  • 6 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 7 O'Reilly v. Morse — Supreme Court of the United States Decided January 30, 1854 …

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  • 8 enginery — n. 1. Engines, machines, (especially) artillery. 2. Mechanism, machinery, mechanical contrivances. 3. Contrivances, schemes, devices, machinations, artifices, system of artifice …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 9 work, history of the organization of — Introduction       history of the methods by which society structures the activities and labour necessary to its survival. work is essential in providing the basic physical needs of food, clothing, and shelter. But work involves more than the use …

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  • 10 Isaac Newton's early life and achievements — IsaacNewtonSegmentsThe following article is part of an in depth biography of Sir Isaac Newton, the English mathematician and scientist, author of the Principia .ChildhoodSir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 [ OS: 25 December 1642] in… …

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  • 11 Smart toy — A smart toy is a toy which effectively has its own intelligence by virtue of on board electronics. These enable it to learn, behave according to pattern, and alter its actions depending upon environmental stimuli. Typically, it can adjust to the… …

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  • 12 ancient Rome — ▪ ancient state, Europe, Africa, and Asia Introduction       the state centred on the city of Rome. This article discusses the period from the founding of the city and the regal period, which began in 753 BC, through the events leading to the… …

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  • 13 automatic — adj 1 Automatic, spontaneous are not close synonyms but they agree in meaning brought into being or action by an internal as opposed to an external agency. Automatic was originally used to describe a thing that was self acting or self activated… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 jig — I. /dʒɪg / (say jig) noun 1. a device for holding the work in a machine tool, especially one for accurately guiding a drill or group of drills so as to ensure uniformity in successive pieces machined. 2. a device used in fishing, especially a… …

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  • 15 trap — I. /træp / (say trap) noun 1. a contrivance used for taking game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly; a pitfall, or a snare. 2. any device, stratagem, or the like for catching one unawares: *I didn t want to fall… …

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  • 16 Wellhole — Well hole , n. [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) (a) The open space in a floor, to accommodate a staircase. (b) The open space left beyond the ends of the steps of a staircase. [1913 Webster] 2. A cavity which receives a counterbalancing weight in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 Artificial organ — An artificial organ is a man made device that is implanted into, or integrated onto, a human to replace a natural organ, for the purpose of restoring a specific function or a group of related functions so the patient may return to as normal a… …

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  • 18 Fishing net — A fishing net or fishnet is a net that is used for fishing. Fishing nets are meshes usually formed by knotting a relatively thin thread. Modern nets are usually made of artificial polyamides like nylon, although nets of organic polyamides such as …

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  • 19 William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel — Infobox Person name = William IV, Landgrave of Hesse Kassel image size = 200px caption = birth date = 24 June 1532 birth place = Kassel, Germany death date = 25 August 1592 death place = education = occupation = title = spouse = parents =… …

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  • 20 Chinese fishing nets (of Kochi) — Kochi fishing net …

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