What does mechanical mean?

Definitions for mechanical
məˈkæn ɪ kəlme·chan·i·cal

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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.

Wiktionary

  1. mechanicaladjective

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

  2. mechanicaladjective

    Related to mechanics .

    mechanical engineering

  3. mechanicaladjective

    Done by machine.

    mechanical task

  4. mechanicaladjective

    Using mechanics : being a machine.

    mechanical arm

  5. mechanicaladjective

    As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.

    a mechanical reply to a question

  6. mechanicaladjective

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

    The pianist was too mechanical.

  7. mechanicaladjective

    Handy with machines.

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

  8. 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

  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

  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

  4. Mechanicaladjective

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

  5. Mechanicaladjective

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

  6. Mechanicalnoun

    a mechanic

  7. 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. Neil Alldredge:

    Most companies offer a choice to consumer. Any sort of aftermarket part that you might hear about are usually cosmetic parts, so they're nothing related to the safety, the mechanical parts of the operation of the vehicle. ... In many cases these parts are no different. They're made in the same factories. One just comes out with an auto manufacturer's name on it.

  2. Claude Arnold:

    My concern was we had Iranian students who studied at Iran’s big physics school and were essentially nuclear physicists working on their bomb project, we had cases where they would register for a mechanical engineering class in the U.S., but really all they were trying to do is get access to an aeronautical engineering program, so they could work on the delivery system for Iran’s nuclear program.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Biological death is only a mechanical problem, it can be solved and man can live millions of years! Do not believe in life after death! Seek for the life within the life! The medusa of Turritopsis nutricula is biologically immortal and this little creature is a big inspiration for us! He who thinks positively reaches his target!

  4. Daniel Weiner:

    She was unable to get enough oxygen into her blood from her lungs and required a mechanical ventilator( respirator) to breathe for her until her lungs recovered.

  5. Amit Ray:

    Loving the Om (AUM) is loving yourself, your own Self. Om chanting is a creative art, not just mechanical repetition of a word.

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