What does Mechanical mean?

Definitions for Mechanical
məˈkæn ɪ kəlMe·chan·i·cal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Mechanical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mechanicaladjective

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

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

  2. mechanical, mechanically skillfuladjective

    relating to or concerned with machinery or tools

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

  3. mechanicaladjective

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Mechanicaladjective

    Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter on a macroscopic scale, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, electrical, electronic, atomic etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; especially, using only the interactions of solid parts against each other; as mechanical brakes, in contrast to hydraulic brakes.

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

Wiktionary

  1. mechanicaladjective

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

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  2. mechanicaladjective

    Related to mechanics .

    mechanical engineering

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  3. mechanicaladjective

    Done by machine.

    mechanical task

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  4. mechanicaladjective

    Using mechanics : being a machine.

    mechanical arm

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  5. mechanicaladjective

    As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.

    a mechanical reply to a question

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  6. mechanicaladjective

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

    The pianist was too mechanical.

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  7. mechanicaladjective

    Handy with machines.

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

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mechanicaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  2. Mechanicaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  3. Mechanicaladjective

    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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  4. Mechanicaladjective

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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  5. Mechanicaladjective

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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  6. Mechanicalnoun

    a mechanic

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Mechanical

    A mechanical reply to question.

    Submitted by rinat on January 5, 2021  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mechanical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mechanical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Mechanical in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm MacDonald:

    Professor David Ralph at Londons University College Hospital has expertise in penile reconstruction and built MacDonalds new penis out of a skin graft from his left arm, The Sun wrote. A tube and a hand pump are said to allow for a mechanical erection. The man already has two children so he wasnt worried about sex, the outlet wrote. MAINE HOSPITAL SEES CORONAVIRUS RESURGENCE AFTER VISITORS LEARN OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS WHILE ON TRIP It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo.

  2. Amir Ayali:

    The locust uses mechanical energy in addition to its muscle force in order to generate a jump and this is exactly what we are imitating...We are using a tiny motor that generates, or stores mechanical energy, and this mechanical energy in springs is actually very similar to the locust legs is what propels the robot into the air.

  3. Bryce Dubee:

    We've seen reporting that it was a drone, or a bird-strike but the plane is currently being examined at the airport to determine the nature of the mechanical issue.

  4. Michael Ruessmann:

    Companies that provide database and analytical tools -- such as IT companies or system integrators -- could gather technical parameters in mechanical engineering regardless of the brand of the machine.

  5. Swatch Group:

    Weko is currently examining if a certain liberalization of the mutual agreement is possible given the structural change that has taken place in the area of mechanical movements.

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