Definitions for mechanicalməˈkæn ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•chan•i•calməˈkæn ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to machinery or tools.

    Category: Machinery

  2. operated by machinery.

    Category: Machinery

  3. caused by or derived from machinery.

    Category: Machinery

  4. using machine parts only.

    Category: Machinery

  5. lacking spontaneity; routine.

  6. belonging or pertaining to the subject matter of mechanics.

    Category: Mechanics

  7. pertaining to or caused by physical forces:

    mechanical erosion.

    Category: Mechanics

  8. (n.)a sheet of stiff paper on which artwork and type proofs have been pasted for making a printing plate; paste-up.

    Category: Printing

  9. Obs.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: artisan.

Origin of mechanical:

1375–1425

me•chan′i•cal•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mechanical(adj)

    using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices

    "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"

  2. mechanical, mechanically skillful(adj)

    relating to or concerned with machinery or tools

    "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills"

  3. mechanical(adj)

    relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics

    "a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance"; "the mechanical pressure of a strong wind"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mechanical(adjective)əˈkæn ɪ kəl

    ≠ manual

    mechanical toys

  2. mechanicaləˈkæn ɪ kəl

    relating to machines

    a mechanical engineer

  3. mechanicaləˈkæn ɪ kəl

    (of an action) automatic and done without thought

    her mechanical reply

Wiktionary

  1. mechanical(Adjective)

    Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.

  2. mechanical(Adjective)

    Related to mechanics .

    mechanical engineering

  3. mechanical(Adjective)

    Related to mechanics .

    mechanical engineering

  4. mechanical(Adjective)

    Done by machine.

    mechanical task

  5. mechanical(Adjective)

    Using mechanics : being a machine.

    mechanical arm

  6. mechanical(Adjective)

    As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.

    a mechanical reply to a question

  7. mechanical(Adjective)

    Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.

    The pianist was too mechanical.

  8. mechanical(Adjective)

    Handy with machines.

    Why don't you ask Joe to fix it? He's very mechanical.

  9. Origin: From mechanicus .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mechanical(adj)

    pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; mechanical deposits

  2. Mechanical(adj)

    of or pertaining to a machine or to machinery or tools; made or formed by a machine or with tools; as, mechanical precision; mechanical products

  3. Mechanical(adj)

    done as if by a machine; uninfluenced by will or emotion; proceeding automatically, or by habit, without special intention or reflection; as, mechanical singing; mechanical verses; mechanical service

  4. Mechanical(adj)

    made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe

  5. Mechanical(adj)

    obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric

  6. Mechanical(noun)

    a mechanic

Freebase

  1. Mechanical

    A mechanical is any of the six characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream who perform the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe. Named for their occupations as skilled manual laborers, they are a group of amateur actors from around Athens, looking to make names for themselves by having their production chosen among several acts as the courtly entertainment for the royal wedding party of Theseus and Hippolyta. The biggest ham among them, Bottom, becomes the unlikely object of interest for love-potion-charmed fairy queen Titania after he is turned into a monster with the head, eyes and ears of an ass by the servant-spirit Puck. These kinds of characters were traditionally portrayed by clowns, which most Elizabethan theatres had in their employ.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mechanical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4504

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mechanical' in Adjectives Frequency: #605


Translations for mechanical

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mechanical(adjective)

having to do with machines

mechanical engineering.

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