What does mechanical mean?

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

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Mechanical(a.)

    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. mechanical(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  2. mechanical(Adjective)

    Related to mechanics .

    mechanical engineering

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  3. mechanical(Adjective)

    Done by machine.

    mechanical task

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  4. mechanical(Adjective)

    Using mechanics : being a machine.

    mechanical arm

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  5. mechanical(Adjective)

    As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.

    a mechanical reply to a question

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  6. mechanical(Adjective)

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

    The pianist was too mechanical.

    Etymology: From mechanicus .

  7. mechanical(Adjective)

    Handy with machines.

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  4. Mechanical(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  5. Mechanical(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Mechanic, a.]

  6. Mechanical(noun)

    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.

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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How to say mechanical in sign language?

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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. Richard Feynman:

    You put the mechanical surgeon inside the blood vessel and it goes into the heart and 'looks' around.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    You dehumanize a man as much by returning him to nature - by making him one with rocks, vegetation, and animals - as by turning him into a machine. Both the natural and the mechanical are the opposite of that which is uniquely human. Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. It is also obvious that when man domesticated animals and plants he acquired self-made machines for the production of food, power, and beauty.

  4. 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!

  5. Remy de Gourmont:

    Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.

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