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Definition of Mechanical

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of or relating to machinery; automatic, executed by means of machine; boring, monotonous; understanding machines
Mechanical Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A mechanic.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
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.
  
(a.)
Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric.
  
(a.)
Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.
  
(a.)
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.
  
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mechanical
\me*chan"ic*al\ (?), a. [from mechanic, a.]
1. 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. 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. we have also divers mechanical arts.
3. 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. made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.
5. obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. see the 2d note under geometric.
mechanical
effect, effective power; useful work exerted, as by a machine, in a definite time.
mechanical
engineering. see the note under engineering.
mechanical
maneuvers (mil.), the application of mechanical appliances to the mounting, dismounting, and moving of artillery.
mechanical
philosophy, the principles of mechanics applied to the inverstigation of physical phenomena.
mechanical
powers, certain simple instruments, such as the lever and its modifications (the wheel and axle and the pulley), the inclined plane with its modifications (the screw and the wedge), which convert a small force acting through a great space into a great force acting through a small space, or vice versa, and are used separately or in combination.
mechanical
solution (math.), a solution of a problem by any art or contrivance not strictly geometrical, as by means of the ruler and compasses, or other instruments.
mechanical
\me*chan"ic*al\, n. a mechanic. [obs.]


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WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
(antonym) nonmechanical
(similar) automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike
2. relating to or concerned with machinery or tools; "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills"
(synonym) mechanically skillful
(pertainym) machinery
3. 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"
(pertainym) mechanics
4. lacking thought or feeling
(synonym) mechanistic
(similar) nonhuman
Mechanical Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Mechanical Dynamics, Inc.
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Develops, markets and supports virtual prototyping software packages, capable of simulating the many varied and complex component interactions and operating environments companies face when designing their products; And provides consulting, training and technical support services to customers in connection with a wide range of
Mechanical Technology Incorporated
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Holding company with subsidiaries which support and develop new energy technologies and companies which include embedded, distributed and improved power; Provides, distributes and services power transmission and storage or enabling technologies; And designs and manufactures precision, non-contactdiagnostic and
Mechanical Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of machines
Mechanical Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Mechanical Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A pasted-up page ready for the press. Also called camera ready art.
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Mechanical Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Mechanical may refer to:

Machine
  • Mechanical system, a system that manages power to accomplish a task that involves forces and movement
  • Machine (mechanical), a system of mechanisms that shape the actuator input to achieve a specific application of output forces and movement
  • Mechanism (engineering), a portion of a mechanical device
  • Mechanical energy, the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy

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