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# mechanics

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## CIDE DICTIONARY

mechanicsn. [Cf. F. mécanique.].
That science, or branch of applied mathematics, which treats of the action of forces on bodies.  [1913 Webster]
" That part of mechanics which considers the action of forces in producing rest or equilibrium is called statics; that which relates to such action in producing motion is called dynamics. The term mechanics includes the action of forces on all bodies, whether solid, liquid, or gaseous. It is sometimes, however, and formerly was often, used distinctively of solid bodies only: The mechanics of liquid bodies is called also hydrostatics, or hydrodynamics, according as the laws of rest or of motion are considered. The mechanics of gaseous bodies is called also pneumatics. The mechanics of fluids in motion, with special reference to the methods of obtaining from them useful results, constitutes hydraulics."  [1913 Webster]
Animal mechanics (Physiol.), that portion of physiology which has for its object the investigation of the laws of equilibrium and motion in the animal body. The most important mechanical principle is that of the lever, the bones forming the arms of the levers, the contractile muscles the power, the joints the fulcra or points of support, while the weight of the body or of the individual limbs constitutes the weight or resistance. -- Applied mechanics, the principles of abstract mechanics applied to human art; also, the practical application of the laws of matter and motion to the construction of machines and structures of all kinds. -- orbital mechanics, the principles governing the motion of bodies in orbit around other bodies under gravitational influence, such as artificial Earth satellites.

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

mechanics, n.pl. (usu. treated as sing.)
1 the branch of applied mathematics dealing with motion and tendencies to motion.
2 the science of machinery.
3 the method of construction or routine operation of a thing.

## THESAURUS

### mechanics

Newtonian physics, acoustics, aerophysics, applied physics, art, astrophysics, basic conductor physics, biophysics, chemical physics, craft, cryogenics, crystallography, cytophysics, electron physics, electronics, electrophysics, geophysics, macrophysics, mathematical physics, mechanism, medicophysics, method, microphysics, natural philosophy, natural science, nuclear physics, optics, philosophy, physic, physical chemistry, physical science, physicochemistry, physicomathematics, physics, psychophysics, radiation physics, radionics, science, skill, solar physics, solid-state physics, statics, stereophysics, technic, technical know-how, technical knowledge, technical skill, technics, technique, technology, theoretical physics, thermodynamics, zoophysics

# lien

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## CIDE DICTIONARY

lien,
A charge, lien, etc., that successively attaches to such assets as a person may have from time to time, leaving him more or less free to dispose of or encumber them as if no such charge or lien existed.
lienp. p.
p. p. of Lie. See lain.  Ps. lxviii. 13.  [1913 Webster]
lienn. [F. lien band, bond, tie, fr. L. ligamen, fr. ligare to bind. Cf. League a union, Leam a string, Leamer, Ligament.].
A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty; a right in one to control or hold and retain the property of another until some claim of the former is paid or satisfied.  [1913 Webster]

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

lien, n. Law a right over another's property to protect a debt charged on that property.

Etymology
F f. OF loien f. L ligamen bond f. ligare bind

## THESAURUS

### lien

adjustment mortgage, antichresis, blanket mortgage, bottomry, bottomry bond, chattel mortgage, closed mortgage, common-law lien, dead pledge, deed of trust, first mortgage, general lien, hypothec, hypothecation, installment mortgage, judgment lien, leasehold mortgage, living pledge, mortgage, mortgage bond, mortgage deed, mortuum vadium, participating mortgage, particular lien, pignus judiciale, pignus legale, second mortgage, security agreement, statutory lien, tax lien, third mortgage, trust mortgage, vadium mortuum, vadium vivum

## ROGET THESAURUS

### Security

N security, guaranty, guarantee, gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, bill of sale, lien, pawn, pignoration, real security, vadium, stake, deposit, earnest, handsel, caution, promissory note, bill, bill of exchange, I, O, U, personal security, covenant, specialty, parole, acceptance, indorsement, signature, execution, stamp, seal, sponsor, cosponsor, sponsion, sponsorship, surety, bail, mainpernor, hostage, godchild, godfather, godmother, recognizance, deed of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, authentication, verification, warrant, certificate, voucher, docket, doquet, record, probate, attested copy, receipt, acquittance, quittance, discharge, release, muniment, title deed, instrument, deed, deed poll, assurance, indenture, charter, charter poll, paper, parchment, settlement, will, testament, last will and testament, codicil, bonis avibus, gone where the woodbine twineth.

### Credit

N credit, trust, tick, score, tally, account, letter of credit, circular note, duplicate, mortgage, lien, debenture, paper credit, floating capital, draft, lettre de creance, securities, creditor, lender, lessor, mortgagee, dun, usurer, credit account, line of credit, open line of credit, credit card, crediting, credited, accredited, on credit, on account, to the account of, to the credit of, a compte.

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