composition of forces

physics : the finding of a single force if such exists that shall be equal in effect to two or more given forces

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Mech.
the union or combination of two or more forces into a single force. Cf. parallelogram law, parallelogram of forces.
[1800-10]

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composition of forces,
Physics. the joining or resolution of two or more given forces or vectors (components), acting in the same or different directions, into one force or vector (resultant) having an equivalent effect.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Composition of forces — Composition Com po*si tion, n. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See {Composite}.] 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • composition of forces — n. Mech. the process of finding a force (the resultant) whose effect will equal that of two or more given forces (the components) …   English World dictionary

  • Composition of forces — Force Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • composition des forces — jėgų sudėtis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. addition of forces; composition of forces vok. Zusammensetzung von Kräften, f rus. сложение сил, n pranc. composition des forces, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • composition of forces — jėgų sudėtis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. addition of forces; composition of forces vok. Zusammensetzung von Kräften, f rus. сложение сил, n pranc. composition des forces, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • composition of forces — Mech. the union or combination of two or more forces into a single force. Cf. parallelogram law, parallelogram of forces. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • composition of forces — noun the union or combination of two or more forces, velocities, or the like (called components) acting in the same or in different directions, into a single equivalent force, velocity, or the like (called the resultant) …   Australian English dictionary

  • composition — [ kɔ̃pozisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe au sens I; de composer I ♦ Action de composer. 1 ♦ (1365) Action, manière de former un tout en assemblant plusieurs parties, plusieurs éléments. ⇒ agencement, arrangement, assemblage, combinaison, constitution,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Composition — Com po*si tion, n. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See {Composite}.] 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses: (a) The invention… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composition cloth — Composition Com po*si tion, n. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See {Composite}.] 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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