a combining form representing machine, or mechanical, in compound words:
word-forming element meaning “mechanics, mechanism,” from Greek mekhano-, comb. form of mekhane (see machine (n.)).
[mek-uh-noh-kem-uh-stree] /ˌmɛk ə noʊˈkɛm ə stri/ noun 1. the field of that deals with the direct conversion of chemical into mechanical energy.
[mek-uh-noh-mawr-fiz-uh m] /ˌmɛk ə noʊˈmɔr fɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. the doctrine that the universe is fully explicable in mechanistic terms.
noun a fear of machines Word Origin mechano- ‘machine’
[mek-uh-noh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌmɛk ə noʊˈθɛr ə pi/ noun 1. curative treatment by mechanical means. /ˌmɛkənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/ noun 1. the treatment of disorders or injuries by means of mechanical devices, esp devices that provide exercise for bodily parts mechanotherapy mech·a·no·ther·a·py (měk’ə-nō-thěr’ə-pē) n. Medical treatment by mechanical methods, such as massage. mech’a·no·ther’a·pist n.