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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mechanical, Mechanickadjective

    Etymology: mechanicus, Lat. mechanique, French; from μηχανὴ.

    Know you not, being mechanical, you ought not walk upon a labouring day, without the sign of your profession? William Shakespeare.

    Hang him, mechanical salt-butter rogue; I will stare him out of his wits; I will hew him with my cudgel. William Shakespeare.

    Mechanick slaves,
    With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers, shall
    Uplift us to the view. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    To make a god, a hero, or a king,
    Descend to a mechanick dialect. Wentworth Dillon.

    Many a fair precept in poetry is, like a seeming demonstration in mathematicks, very specious in the diagram, but failing in the mechanick operation. Dryden.

    The main business of natural philosophy, is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the mechanism of the world, but chiefly to resolve these, and such like questions. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

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. Constable Nick Lingham:

    It is clear those responsible would have needed a large vehicle such as a flatbed truck and may have also needed to lift it by mechanical means, it is a hugely distinctive object and it is unlikely the offenders will find it that easy to sell on as scrap or to a collector. Because of its sheer size Police Constable Nick Lingham are hoping people may have seen it being transported and also asking members of the public to keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious.

  2. Tom Kallstrom:

    Neither party really has the background and training on mechanical ventilators that Lisa Shultis has, it's really a three-legged stool. You really need your doctor, nurse and respiratory therapist continually working together.

  3. The CDC:

    In addition to weakness, common symptoms at clinical evaluation were gait difficulty( 52 %), neck or back pain( 47 %), fever( 35 %), and limb pain( 34 %), overall, 98 % of patients were hospitalized, 54 % were admitted to an intensive care unit, and 23 % required endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.

  4. Patrick Michel:

    We need to keep interacting physically with those bodies because this is the only way to really determine their mechanical properties and response to external actions, images are crucial but do not give us the answer of whether they are weak or strong.

  5. Paul Dahlen:

    It was basically its last flight, although it was an older aircraft, it was in good mechanical condition. I think it was 50-plus years old, but it was still, with all of the modern updates of a regular C-130.

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