Definition of Mechanical

1. Adjective. Using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices. "A mechanical toy"




2. Adjective. Relating to or concerned with machinery or tools. "Mechanical skills"
Exact synonyms: Mechanically Skillful
Partainyms: Machinery, Machinery

3. Adjective. Relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics. "The mechanical pressure of a strong wind"
Derivative terms: Mechanics, Mechanics
Partainyms: Mechanics

Definition of Mechanical

1. 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.

2. n. A mechanic.

Definition of Mechanical

1. Adjective. (rare) Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar. ¹

2. Adjective. Related to mechanics (gloss the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass). ¹

3. Adjective. Related to mechanics (gloss the design and construction of machines). ¹

4. Adjective. Done by machine. ¹

5. Adjective. Using mechanics (gloss the design and construction of machines): being a machine. ¹

6. Adjective. As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless. ¹

7. Adjective. (context: of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless. ¹

8. Adjective. (informal) Handy with machines. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mechanical

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Medical Definition of Mechanical

1. 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." (Bacon) 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 manoeuvres, 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 throught a great space into a great force acting through a small space, or vice versa, and are used separately or in combination. Mechanical solution, a solution of a problem by any art or contrivance not strictly geometrical, as by means of the ruler and compasses, or other instruments. Origin: From Mechanic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mechanical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"\V: F. Practical course in mechanical drawing for individual study and ... Nagel, O. Mechanical appliances of the chemical and metallurgical industries. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"SD Mott. il Sci Am S 80:77 Jl 21 '15 Mechanical shovels. See Steam shovels Mechanical stokers. See Stokers, Mechanical Mechanical theory of life Is the ..."

3. The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy by William James (1896)
"Now, this mechanical rationalism, as one may call it, makes, if it becomes ... But for mechanical rationalism, personality is an insubstantial illusion. ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Mechanical Excitability of Nerves and Muscles A blow on a muscle with a percussion ... This mechanical excitability is increased in cachectic states (eg, ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"Abnormal excitability of the muscles to mechanical irritation is the rule in tabes, and the highest degree of this is found almost exclusively in the upper ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"Dynamos and motors are interchangeable : when we put mechanical power to the machine, and make thereby electrical power for further use, ..."

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