Mach

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See also: mach, Mach., mách, and mạch

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Mach

  1. Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist 1838 - 1916.

Noun[edit]

Mach (uncountable)

  1. (physics) a ratio of the speed (of an object, etc.) to the speed of sound in the fluid or other medium through which the object travels. Usually used to describe supersonic speeds.
    The jet traveled at Mach 3.
  2. (physics) the Mach number

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Never plural.
  • Always precedes the number, as in the example above.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mach m (invariable)

  1. Mach (number)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mach m (plural Machs)

  1. (physics) Mach (ratio of speed to the speed of sound)

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Etymology[edit]

From German Macht.

Noun[edit]

Mach

  1. might, power