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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.
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mechanically

[mɪˈkænɪkəli] adv
[react, reply] → mécaniquement
(relating to mechanics)
The car was mechanically sound → La voiture était en bon état mécanique.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mechanically

adv (lit, fig)mechanisch; mechanically-mindedtechnisch begabt; mechanically recovered meatSeparatorenfleisch nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mechanically

[mɪˈkænɪklɪ] advmeccanicamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
He mechanically set about making the preparations for departure.
"Dear Princess," she wrote in French quickly and mechanically, and then paused.
She had given him her hand mechanically; she advanced a step mechanically--and then stopped.
He had acquired mechanically a great store of teacher's knowledge.
I got up almost mechanically, went into the dining room and drank some whiskey, and then I was moved to change my clothes.
She glanced mechanically at the house opposite, a stucco house with a portico, and went to the child's bed.
So mechanically repeating, like a charm, the words, "Upward, yet not Northward", I fell into a sound refreshing sleep.
With vacant eyes--moving mechanically, like a sleep-walker in his dream--Mirabel silently obeyed.
"D -- n the chair!" he said: "it will talk of him; and I must listen." He reached down his pipe from the wall and mechanically filled it with tobacco.
D'Urberville mechanically lit a cigar, and the journey was continued with broken unemotional conversation on the commonplace objects by the wayside.
I felt my hands moving fee bly and mechanically, like the hands of a baby.
She moved mechanically in her chair; she looked mechanically at Julian.

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