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. Eric Schmitt-Matzen:

    Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer and president of Packing Seals Engineering in Jacksboro, Tenn., told news outlets Eric Schmitt-Matzen arrived at the unidentified hospital and met the boy’s mother and family members, who were also unidentified. A nurse had called with the special request and given Eric Schmitt-Matzen a toy to offer the child during his visit, USA Today reported. When I walked in, Eric Schmitt-Matzen was laying there so weak, it looked like Eric Schmitt-Matzen was ready to fall asleep.

  2. 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 (WC-130).

  3. Steve Kircher:

    Having literally grown up in the ski industry, I can tell you that age of equipment generally does not translate into higher risk. There are lifts operating successfully all over the world that are considerably older than King Pine. I've also been around long enough to know that new lifts can have mechanical issues.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    That was a rough one. Was not easy with all the traffic and all the problems and mechanical and everything else, so someone ... my guy says, 'Oh that's OK, we can go back to New York, Mr. Trump, we'll come another day.' I said, 'There's no way, I love Arkansas, there's no way, there's no way.'.

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