mechanicalness


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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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Studies have praised mechanicalness, rationality and predictability that cannot be applied to the majority of the traditional organizations and are impracticable in the case of hospitals (Etzioni, 1964).
What is more unexpectedly contradictory is that "up and down" with a negative prosody is used and repeated to depict her reading of poetry, a genre seldom defined by rigid mechanicalness and a word with positive association (Adolphs, 2006: 74).
The simplest approach to performing inversion using multiple observed clutter patterns is multi-objective optimization, but we do not adopt this method because of its mechanicalness.
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