Mechanical Me*chan"ic*al, n. A mechanic. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mechanical — Me*chan ic*al, a. [From {Mechanic}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter on a macroscopic scale, as distinguished… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mechanical — UK US /mɪˈkænɪkəl/ adjective ► relating to engines or machines, or the way they operate: »The company produces mechanical parts for airplane engines. » a mechanical problem ► operated by a complicated system of parts or by a machine: »Modern… …   Financial and business terms

  • mechanical — (adj.) early 15c., of or pertaining to machines, from MECHANIC (Cf. mechanic) (adj.) + AL (Cf. al) (1); of persons or human actions, resembling machines, automatic it is from c.1600. Related: Mechanically. Mechanical minded is recorded from 1820 …   Etymology dictionary

  • mechanical — [mə kan′i kəl] adj. 1. having to do with, or having skill in the use of, machinery or tools 2. produced or operated by machinery or a mechanism 3. of, in accordance with, or using the principles and terminology of, the science of mechanics 4.… …   English World dictionary

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  • mechanical — mechanically, adv. mechanicalness, mechanicality, n. /meuh kan i keuhl/, adj. 1. having to do with machinery: a mechanical failure. 2. being a machine; operated by machinery: a mechanical toy. 3. caused by or derived from machinery: mechanical… …   Universalium

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