HyperDic: mechanical

English > 3 senses of the word mechanical:
ADJECTIVEallmechanicalusing (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
pertmechanical, mechanically skillful, technicalrelating to or concerned with machinery or tools
pertmechanicalrelating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics
mechanical > pronunciation
Soundsmahkae'nihkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > mechanical: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsing (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices.
Examples
  • "a mechanical process"
  • "his smile was very mechanical"
  • "a mechanical toy"
Narrowerautomatic, automatonlike, machinelike, robotlike, roboticresembling the unthinking functioning of a machine
mechanicresembling the action of a machine
mechanisticexplained in terms of physical forces
mechanized, mechanisedequipped with machinery
windupoperated by a mechanism
See alsoautomaticoperating with minimal human intervention
Oppositenonmechanicalnot mechanical
Spanishmecánico
Catalanmecànic
Nounsmechanicsthe technical aspects of doing something
mechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Adverbsmechanicallyin a machinelike manner
English > mechanical: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
Meaningrelating to or concerned with machinery or tools.
Examples
  • "mechanical arts"
  • "mechanical design"
  • "mechanical skills"
Synonymsmechanically skillful, technical
Spanishmecánico
Catalanmecànic
Nounsmachinerymachines or machine systems collectively
English > mechanical: 3 senses > adjective 3, pert
Meaningrelating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics.
Examples
  • "a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance"
  • "the mechanical pressure of a strong wind"
Spanishmecánico
Catalanmecànic
Nounsmechanicsthe technical aspects of doing something
mechanicsthe branch of physics concerned with the motion / motion of bodies in a frame of reference
Adverbsmechanicallyin a mechanical manner

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