[muh-kan-i-kuh l] /məˈkæn ɪ kəl/
having to do with machinery:
a mechanical failure.
being a machine; operated by machinery:
a mechanical toy.
caused by or derived from machinery:
using machine parts only.
brought about by friction, abrasion, etc.:
a mechanical bond between stones; mechanical erosion.
pertaining to the design, use, understanding, etc., of tools and machinery:
the mechanical trades; mechanical ability.
acting or performed without spontaneity, spirit, individuality, etc.:
a mechanical performance.
habitual; routine; automatic:
Practice that step until it becomes mechanical.
belonging or pertaining to the subject matter of .
pertaining to, or controlled or effected by, physical forces.
(of a philosopher or philosophical theory) explaining phenomena as due to mechanical action or the material forces of the universe.
subordinating the spiritual to the material; materialistic.
a mechanical object, part, device, etc.
Printing. a sheet of stiff paper on which has been pasted artwork and type proofs for making a printing plate; paste-up.
Obsolete. a skilled manual laborer, as a carpenter or other artisan.
made, performed, or operated by or as if by a machine or machinery: a mechanical process
concerned with machines or machinery
relating to or controlled or operated by physical forces
of or concerned with mechanics
(of a gesture, etc) automatic; lacking thought, feeling, etc
(philosophy) accounting for phenomena by physically determining forces
(of paper, such as newsprint) made from pulp that has been mechanically ground and contains impurities
(printing) another name for camera-ready copy
(archaic) another word for mechanic (sense 2)
early 15c., “of or pertaining to machines,” from mechanic (adj.) + -al (1); of persons or human actions, “resembling machines, automatic” it is from c.1600. Related: Mechanically. Mechanical-minded is recorded from 1820.
mechanical me·chan·i·cal (mĭ-kān’ĭ-kəl)
noun, Mechanics. 1. the ratio of output force to the input force applied to a mechanism. noun 1. the ratio of the working force exerted by a mechanism to the applied effort mechanical advantage (mĭ-kān’ĭ-kəl) The ratio of the output force (acting on a load) produced by a machine to the applied effort (the input […]
- Mechanical alternation
mechanical alternation n. A disorder in which contractions of the heart are regular in time but are alternately stronger and weaker. Also called alternation of heart.
- Mechanical antidote
mechanical antidote n. A substance that prevents the absorption of a poison.
noun 1. drawing, as of machinery, done with the aid of rulers, scales, compasses, etc. noun 1. a drawing to scale of a machine, machine component, architectural plan, etc, from which dimensions can be taken for manufacture