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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

There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
Nikola Tesla

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
Garrett Hardin

True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere - a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world.
Maurice Saatchi

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

I think the human race made a big mistake at the beginning of the industrial revolution, we leaped for the mechanical things, people need the use of their hands to feel creative.
Andre Norton
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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