modulus of a machine definition

  • noun:
    • a formula revealing the task which certain machine is capable of doing under the conditions associated with its construction; the relation involving the work done upon a device because of the moving power, and that yielded within working things, either continuously, if its movement be consistent, or perhaps in the period of the time which it occupies in moving from a velocity into the same velocity once again, if its movement be variable; -- called in addition the effectiveness of the device.
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