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. 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.

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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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. Troy Olsson:

    Our partners in the VAPR program are developing a lot of structurally sound transient materials whose mechanical properties have exceeded our expectations.

  2. Winston Kelley:

    We have lost one of NASCAR's true pioneers, innovators, competitors and an incredible mechanical and business mind. And personally, I have lost one of my dearest friends, while we will miss Junior mightily, his legacy and memory will forever be remembered, preserved, celebrated and cherished at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and in the hearts and minds of race fans around the world.

  3. Augustus Granville:

    women are “unsuited by nature for all scientific mechanical employment”.

  4. Dave Pomeroy:

    He expanded the pedal part of the steel. The mechanical evolution of the instrument that led to a new style of playing that was much more expressive and unpredictable, he had this sly, wicked grin that was so great, and if you played something he liked he would look at you and give you that little grin that was the nicest seal of approval ever.

  5. Hans Jaeckel:

    In a mechanical sense, Grexit would disturb the workings and the structure of the European Union more (than Brexit), but for the spirit and future perspective and meaningfulness of the European Union, Brexit is the bigger risk.

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