(in any system of physical units) the number of units of work or energy equal to one unit of heat, as 4.1858 joules, which equals one small calorie.
(physics) a factor for converting units of energy into heat units. It has the value 4.1868 joules per calorie J
noun, Physics. 1. (def 2). [im-peed-ns] /ɪmˈpid ns/ noun 1. Electricity. the total opposition to alternating current by an electric circuit, equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the resistance and reactance of the circuit and usually expressed in ohms. Symbol: Z. 2. Also called mechanical impedance. Physics. the ratio […]
- Mechanical ileus
mechanical ileus n. Obstruction of the bowel arising from a mechanical cause, such as volvulus, a gallstone, or adhesions.
- Mechanical instrument
noun 1. a musical instrument, such as a barrel organ or music box, that plays a preselected piece of music by mechanical means
- Mechanical jaundice
mechanical jaundice n. See obstructive jaundice.