mechanical mass

mechanical mass

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′mas]
(quantum mechanics)
The part of a particle's mass which is supposed to exist in the absence of any interaction of the particle with itself through a field.
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Mechanical mass harvesters differ based on the technique they use to remove the fruit from the tree.
This mechanoacoustic system is composed of mechanical springs (tympanic membrane, ligament, tendons, and muscles), acoustic springs (middle ear air volume), mechanical mass (ossicles), and middle ear volume.
Nanowires' small mass, on the other hand, makes them interesting for mechanical mass detection.