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Definition of Mechanical

Mechanical

  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. Of or pertaining to a machine or to machinery or tools; made or formed by a machine or with tools; as, mechanical precision; mechanical products.
  3. 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.
  4. Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.
  5. Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric.
  6. A mechanic.

Mechanical Quotations

The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
Henry David Thoreau

There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible.
P. J. O'Rourke

People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too.
Christopher Morley

I'm for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.
Andy Warhol
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Mechanical Translations

mechanical in Dutch is mechanisch, werktuiglijk
mechanical in German is mechanischer, mechanisch
mechanical in Italian is meccanico
mechanical in Spanish is mecanico
mechanical in Swedish is mekaniker, maskinell

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