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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mechanically - in a mechanical mannermechanically - in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism; "this door opens mechanically"
2.mechanically - in a machinelike manner; without feeling; "he smiled mechanically"
Translations
ميكانيكيّاً
mechanicky
maskineltmekaniskt
gépiesen
meî vélrænum hætti
mechanicky

mechanically

[mɪˈkænɪkəlɪ] ADV
1. [operated, driven] → mecánicamente
I'm not mechanically mindedno se me da muy bien la mecánica, no tengo cabeza para las cosas mecánicas
2. (fig) (= unthinkingly) [behave, reply] → mecánicamente, maquinalmente

mechanically

[mɪˈkænɪkəli] adv
[react, reply] → mécaniquement
(relating to mechanics)
The car was mechanically sound → La voiture était en bon état mécanique.

mechanically

adv (lit, fig)mechanisch; mechanically-mindedtechnisch begabt; mechanically recovered meatSeparatorenfleisch nt

mechanically

[mɪˈkænɪklɪ] advmeccanicamente

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
References in classic literature ?
When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly.
Really, now, Christie," said Jessie confidentially, when they were alone, and Christie had begun to unpack her trunk, and to mechanically put her things away, "they're not so bad.
She still responded, mechanically, to the frequent summons of the shop-bell, and, at the demand of her customers, went prying with vague eyes about the shop, proffering them one article after another, and thrusting aside --perversely, as most of them supposed--the identical thing they asked for.
The infant, during the latter portion of her ordeal, pierced the air with its wailings and screams; she strove to hush it mechanically, but seemed scarcely to sympathise with its trouble.
He made me a present of his embalmed head; took out his enormous tobacco wallet, and groping under the tobacco, drew out some thirty dollars in silver; then spreading them on the table, and mechanically dividing them into two equal portions, pushed one of them towards me, and said it was mine.
so long as a man's eyes are open in the light, the act of seeing is involuntary; that is, he cannot then help mechanically seeing whatever objects are before him.
Mechanically, he repeated the last word again,--"Death
Instead of answering, Harriet turned away confused, and stood thoughtfully by the fire; and though the letter was still in her hand, it was now mechanically twisted about without regard.
Marianne had now been brought by degrees, so much into the habit of going out every day, that it was become a matter of indifference to her, whether she went or not: and she prepared quietly and mechanically for every evening's engagement, though without expecting the smallest amusement from any, and very often without knowing, till the last moment, where it was to take her.
I was about mechanically to obey him, without further remonstrance; but as he helped me into the carriage, he looked at my face.
He obeyed, in the old mechanically submissive manner, without pausing in his work.
He did not supply the word; but pacing slowly to the place where he had sat, and mechanically going through the action of pouring wine from the empty decanter, set it down and paced back again.

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