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INCLINED PLANE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inclined plane mean? 

INCLINED PLANE (noun)
  The noun INCLINED PLANE has 1 sense:

1. a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

  Familiarity information: INCLINED PLANE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCLINED PLANE (noun)


Sense 1inclined plane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("inclined plane" is a kind of...):

machine; simple machine (a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inclined plane"):

incline; ramp (an inclined surface connecting two levels)

screw (a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole)

wedge (something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them)


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