mechanical UK US /mɪˈkænɪkəl/ adjective
relating to engines or machines, or the way they operate: »

The company produces mechanical parts for airplane engines.


a mechanical problem

operated by a complicated system of parts or by a machine: »

Modern computers are far more elaborate and powerful than the mechanical devices designed by Babbage.

mechanically adverb

Fruit can be mechanically harvested.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Mechanically — Me*chan ic*al*ly, adv. In a mechanical manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mechanically — adverb 1. in a mechanical manner; by a mechanism (Freq. 1) this door opens mechanically • Syn: ↑automatically • Derived from adjective: ↑automatic (for: ↑automatically), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mechanically — adv. Mechanically is used with these verbs: ↑repeat, ↑separate …   Collocations dictionary

  • mechanically — mechanical ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or operated by a machine or machinery. 2) lacking thought or spontaneity. 3) relating to physical forces or motion. DERIVATIVES mechanically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • mechanically — adverb see mechanical I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mechanically — See mechanical. * * * …   Universalium

  • mechanically — adverb In a mechanical manner …   Wiktionary

  • mechanically — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. automatically, unreasoningly, unchangeably; see regularly 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • mechanically — mɪ kænɪklɪ adv. in a mechanical way; in a mechanic manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mechanically — adv 1. indifferently, flatly, lifelessly, dully, drably, woodenly; perfunctorily, heedlessly, unthinkingly, uncaringly. 2. routinely, habitually, automatically; instinctively, involuntarily, unconsciously, reflexively; blindly, by heart, by rote …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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