Associations to the word «Mach»


MACH, proper noun. Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist 1838 - 1916.
MACH, noun. (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.
MACH, noun. (physics) the Mach number
MACH NUMBER, noun. (physics) The ratio of the velocity of a body to that of sound in the surrounding medium.

Dictionary definition

MACH, noun. Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916).

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley