- 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.
- 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).
- Though we can convert the whole of the energy possessed by any mechanical system into heat, it is not in our power to perform the inverse operation, and to utilize the whole of the heat in doing mechanical work.