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Mechanical meaning

mechanical - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with, mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the quantitative relations of force and matter, as distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as, mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; mechanical deposits.
  2. 2. Done as if by a machine; uninfluenced by will or emotion; proceeding automatically, or by habit, without special intention or reflection; as, mechanical singing; mechanical verses; mechanical service.
  3. 3. Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.
  4. 4. Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric.
  5. 5. A mechanic.

mechanical - examples of usage

  1. Everything is mechanical or scientific. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. It is always the result of violent mechanical means, such as blows, injury occurring while fighting, or from the animal getting its head locked in some manner while feeding from a rack. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. I saw in a sort of mechanical manner the way in which she was dressed. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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