- using or having to do with machinery
- having skill in the use of machinery or tools
- produced or operated by machinery or a mechanism
- of, in accordance with, or using the principles and terminology of, the science of mechanics
- automatic, as if from force of habit; machinelike; lacking spontaneity, expression, warmth, etc.: to greet someone in a mechanical way
- Archaic of manual labor or manual laborers
An example of mechanical is a mechanical skill, when someone is able to fix machines.
- Of or relating to machines or tools: mechanical skill.
- Operated or produced by a mechanism or machine: a mechanical toy dog.
- Of, relating to, or governed by mechanics.
- Performed or performing in an impersonal or machinelike manner; automatic: a droning, mechanical delivery of the speech.
- Relating to, produced by, or dominated by physical forces: the mechanical aspect of trumpet playing.
- Philosophy Interpreting and explaining the phenomena of the universe by referring to causally determined material forces; mechanistic.
- Of or relating to manual labor, its tools, and its skills.
(comparative more mechanical, superlative most mechanical)
- (now rare) Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
- Related to mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).
- mechanical engineering
- Related to mechanics (the design and construction of machines).
- mechanical dictionary
- Done by machine.
- mechanical task
- Using mechanics (the design and construction of machines): being a machine.
- mechanical arm
- As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.
- a mechanical reply to a question
- (of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.
- The pianist was too mechanical.
- (informal) Handy with machines.
- Why don't you ask Joe to fix it? He's very mechanical.
terms etymologically related to mechanical
From Latin mÄ“chanicus +"Ž -al.
- His voice sounded mechanical to his own ears.
- The advances were not merely mechanical but chemical as well.
- Even then it looked more like a mechanical toy than a living creature.
- As it is with mechanical improvements, so is it to a still greater degree with changes in the function of timbre in art.
- Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy); and Nathan (a mechanical engineer of considerable repute).