An optical element with its faces inclined toward each other at very small angles, diverting light toward the thicker parts of the element.
A solid having two inclined faces.
something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
a double inclined plane, with a plane on each side
a double-sided inclined plane, while a screw is an inclined plane wound around a cylinder or cone
a form of the Inclined Plane which is used to increase Force
a inclined plain with one or two sloping sides
a pair of inclined planes that move through and object when a force is applied
a small inclined plane used as a tool
a type of inclined plane, which is another one of the six simple machines
A wedge is an inclined structure, usually made of foam, to provide a sloped surface for therapy use. See Therapy chapter.
a part of a machine with a sloping side that moves to exert force. A wedge is simply two inclined planes placed back to back. Example: knife, pin, nail, chisel, axe, snowplow, front of a boat
A wedge is a simple machine, technically a portable double inclined plane, used to separate two objects, or portions of objects, through the application of force, perpendicular to the inclined surfaces, developed by conversion of force applied to the wide end. The mechanical advantage of a wedge depends on the ratio of its length to its thickness. Where a short wedge with a wide angle does the job faster, it requires more force than a long wedge with a smaller angle.