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me·chan·i·cal

 (mĭ-kăn′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to machines or tools: mechanical skill.
2. Operated or produced by a mechanism or machine: a mechanical toy dog.
3. Of, relating to, or governed by mechanics.
4. Performed or performing in an impersonal or machinelike manner; automatic: a droning, mechanical delivery of the speech.
5. Relating to, produced by, or dominated by physical forces: the mechanical aspect of trumpet playing.
6. Philosophy Interpreting and explaining the phenomena of the universe by referring to causally determined material forces; mechanistic.
7. Of or relating to manual labor, its tools, and its skills.
n. Printing
A layout consisting of type proofs, artwork, or both, exactly positioned and prepared for making an offset or other printing plate.

me·chan′i·cal·ly adv.
me·chan′i·cal·ness n.

mechanical

(mɪˈkænɪkəl)
adj
1. (Mechanical Engineering) made, performed, or operated by or as if by a machine or machinery: a mechanical process.
2. (Mechanical Engineering) concerned with machines or machinery
3. (General Physics) relating to or controlled or operated by physical forces
4. (General Physics) of or concerned with mechanics
5. (Mechanical Engineering) of or concerned with mechanics
6. (of a gesture, etc) automatic; lacking thought, feeling, etc
7. (Philosophy) philosophy accounting for phenomena by physically determining forces
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of paper, such as newsprint) made from pulp that has been mechanically ground and contains impurities
n
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another name for camera-ready copy
10. (Professions) archaic another word for mechanic2
meˈchanicalism n
meˈchanically adv
meˈchanicalness n

me•chan•i•cal

(məˈkæn ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to machinery or tools.
2. operated by machinery.
3. caused by or derived from machinery.
4. using machine parts only.
5. lacking spontaneity; routine.
6. belonging or pertaining to the subject matter of mechanics.
7. pertaining to or caused by physical forces: mechanical erosion.
n.
8. a sheet of stiff paper on which artwork and type proofs have been pasted for making a printing plate; paste-up.
9. Obs. artisan.
[1375–1425]
me•chan′i•cal•ly, adv.
me•chan′i•cal•ness, n.

mechanical

- Predates "machine" in English and has long had certain separate senses, such as "an art, trade, or occupation: concerned with manual work" and "practical as opposed to theoretical."
See also related terms for occupation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devicesmechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
nonmechanical - not mechanical
2.mechanical - relating to or concerned with machinery or toolsmechanical - relating to or concerned with machinery or tools; "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills"
3.mechanical - 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"

mechanical

mechanical

adjective
Performed or performing automatically and impersonally:
Translations
آلي، مَعْمول آليّاًتِلقائي، بِصورَةٍ ميكانيكيَّهميكانيكيمِيكَانِيكِيّ
mechanickýstrojní
mekanisk
mekaaninen
mehanički
mechanikaimechanikusgépészgépi
vél-, vélfræîilegurvélrænn
機械の
기계적인
strojný
mehaničen
mekanisk
เกี่ยวกับเครื่องจักรกล
mekanikrobot gibimakine ile çalışan/yapılanmakine ile ilgili
thuộc cơ khí

mechanical

[mɪˈkænɪkəl]
A. ADJ
1. [toy, problem, failure, device] → mecánico
2. (fig) (= unthinking) [behaviour, reply] → mecánico, maquinal
B. CPD mechanical engineer Ningeniero/a m/f mecánico/a
mechanical engineering Ningeniería f mecánica

mechanical

[mɪˈkænɪkəl] adj
[device, instrument] → mécanique
[problem] → mécanique
mechanical work (done by mechanic)travaux mécaniques
He did all the mechanical work on the cars himself → Il a fait lui-même tous les travaux mécaniques sur les voitures.
[repetition] → mécanique
[behaviour, attitude] → mécaniquemechanical drawing ndessin m à l'échellemechanical engineering n
(= theory, subject) → mécanique f
(= industry) → construction f mécanique

mechanical

adj (lit, fig)mechanisch; toytechnisch; a mechanical deviceein Mechanismus m

mechanical

:
mechanical digger
nBagger m; (also mechanical shovel)Löffelbagger m
mechanical engineer
nMaschinenbauer(in) or -bauingenieur(in) m(f)
mechanical engineering
nMaschinenbau m

mechanical

[mɪˈkænɪkl] adj (also) (fig) → meccanico/a

mechanic

(miˈkӕnik) noun
a skilled worker who repairs or maintains machinery.
meˈchanical adjective
1. having to do with machines. mechanical engineering.
2. worked or done by machinery. a mechanical sweeper.
3. done etc without thinking, from force of habit. a mechanical action.
meˈchanically adverb
meˈchanics noun singular
1. the science of the action of forces on objects. He is studying mechanics.
2. the art of building machines. He applied his knowledge of mechanics to designing a new wheelchair.
noun plural
the ways in which something works or is applied. the mechanics of the legal system.
ˈmechanism (ˈme-) noun
a (usually small) piece of machinery. a watch mechanism.
ˈmechanize, ˈmechanise (ˈme-) verb
1. to introduce machinery into (an industry etc). We've mechanized the entire process.
2. to supply (troops) with motor vehicles.
ˌmechaniˈzation, ˌmechaniˈsation noun

mechanical

مِيكَانِيكِيّ mechanický mekanisk mechanisch μηχανικός mecánico mekaaninen mécanique mehanički meccanico 機械の 기계적인 mechanisch mekanisk mechaniczny mecânico механический mekanisk เกี่ยวกับเครื่องจักรกล mekanik thuộc cơ khí 机械的

me·chan·i·cal

a. mecánico-a.
References in classic literature ?
The boy early developed a mechanical genius which delighted his father and distracted his mother, for he tried to imitate every machine he saw, and kept the nursery in a chaotic condition, with his `sewinsheen', a mysterious structure of string, chairs, clothespins, and spools, for wheels to go
She seemed for the time to be taking a rest from that laborious and fatiguing function and to have abandoned herself to some mechanical impulse that directed her actions and freed her of responsibility.
In the irritation and disgust of her walk hither, she had never noticed the situation of the cabin, as it nestled on the slope at the fringe of the woods; in the preoccupation of her disappointment and the mechanical putting away of her things, she had never looked once from the window of her room, or glanced backward out of the door that she had entered.
In this particular case, however mechanical and innocuous it might be at other times, Hepzibah's contortion of brow served her in good stead.
While the mate was getting the hammer, Ahab, without speaking, was slowly rubbing the gold piece against the skirts of his jacket, as if to heighten its lustre, and without using any words was meanwhile lowly humming to himself, producing a sound so strangely muffled and inarticulate that it seemed the mechanical humming of the wheels of his vitality in him.
In the excitement of the moment, Ahab had forgotten that since the loss of his leg he had never once stepped on board of any vessel at sea but his own, and then it was always by an ingenious and very handy mechanical contrivance peculiar to the Pequod, and a thing not to be rigged and shipped in any other vessel at a moment's warning.
He had invented a machine for the cleaning of the hemp, which, considering the education and circumstances of the inventor, displayed quite as much mechanical genius as Whitney's cotton-gin.
Little crudities of a mechanical sort were observable here and there, but there were not enough of them to amount to anything, and it was good enough Arkansas proof-reading, anyhow, and better than was needed in Arthur's day and realm.
All the mechanical operations for all the farms were performed here.
I have heard of your new prospects," pursued Norah, speaking with a mechanical submissiveness of manner which seemed almost ungracious; "I wished to set things right between us; I wished to say I was sorry for what happened.
Some minutes of silent work had passed: and the haggard eyes had looked up again: not with any interest or curiosity, but with a dull mechanical perception, beforehand, that the spot where the only visitor they were aware of had stood, was not yet empty.
He said it was the genteelest profession in the world, and must on no account be confounded with the profession of a solicitor: being quite another sort of thing, infinitely more exclusive, less mechanical, and more profitable.