Mechanical-advantage meaning

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The ratio of the output force of a device that performs useful work to the input force: used in rating the performance of a machine.
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The ratio of the output force produced by a machine (especially a simple machine) to the applied input force.
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The ratio of the output force produced by a machine to the applied input force.
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The ratio of the output force (acting on a load ) produced by a machine to the applied effort (the input force).
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