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0.1 MECHANISM AND MACHINE SCIENCE
Branch of science, which deals with the theory and practice of the geometry, motion, dynamics and control of: machines, mechanisms and mechanism elements and systems thereof, together with their application in industry and other contexts, e.g. in biomechanics and the environment. Related processes, such as the conversion and transfer of energy and information, also pertain to this field.
0.2 MACHINE
Mechanical system that performs a specific task, such as the forming of material, and the transference and transformation of motion and force.
0.3 MECHANISM
Constrained system of bodies designed to convert motions of, and forces on, one or several bodies into motions of, and forces on, the remaining bodies.
0.4 MECHATRONICS
Synergetic combination of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology for the integrated design of intelligent technical systems, in particular mechanisms and machines.
0.5 MECHANISM ANALYSIS
Study of topological, kinematic or dynamic properties of a given mechanism.