mechanical meaning

[ mi'kænikl ] Pronunciation:   "mechanical" in a sentence
Adjective: mechanical  mu'kanikul
  1. Using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
    "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy" 
  2. Relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
    "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills"
    - mechanically skillful [N. Amer] 
  3. Relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics
    "a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance"; "the mechanical pressure of a strong wind"

See also: automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, machinery, mechanic, mechanically, mechanics, mechanised [Brit], mechanism, mechanistic, mechanized, robotic, robotlike, windup

Antonym: nonmechanical

Encyclopedia: Mechanical



connected with machines:

mechanical problems/defects

mechanical work/workers

The breakdown was due to a mechanical failure.

We employed an engineer to do the mechanical design.


operated with power from an engine, a wheel, etc:

a mechanical clock/device/system

mechanical parts

mechanically // adverb:

a mechanically powered vehicle

1 : relating to the quantitative relations of force and matter ‹mechanical pressure exerted by the bubbles in the tissues —H. G. Armstrong›
2 : caused by, resulting from, or relating to physical as opposed to biological or chemical processes or change ‹mechanical injury› ‹mechanical asphyxiation› — me·chan·i·cal·ly adv

[Oil and gas]
Utilizes bottomhole orienting equipment which is not normally part of the conventional drill string to aid deviation control. This equipment acts to force the bit to turn the borehole in inclination.


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  1. all mechanical equipment is remotely located.
  2. mechanical energy can be lost or gained.
  3. the work was by no means purely mechanical.
  4. mechanical is a word often applied to poe's poetry.
  5. i only do the most mechanical kind of weaving.

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