Inclined-plane definition

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A plane surface set at any angle other than a right angle against a horizontal surface: it is a simple machine that increases mechanical advantage but requires a longer working distance.
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A plane surface, such as a ramp or a blade, set at an acute angle to a horizontal surface, a direction of motion, or a direction of force. Inclined planes are used to increase the distance over which work is done, reducing the amount of force needed to impart energy to a system. Rolling a car up a hill, for example, requires less force than lifting it straight up off the ground. Many tools, such as the ax, wedge, chisel, and highway ramp, exploit the mechanical properties of the inclined plane.
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A plane set at an angle to the horizontal, especially a simple machine used to raise or lower a load by rolling or sliding.
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One of the simple machines; a sloping surface such as a ramp such that an object can be raised with less effort than being lifted vertically.
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The definition of an inclined plane is a surface that is at an angle against a horizontal surface.

An example of an inclined plane is a ramp.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inclined-plane
Plural:
inclined-planes