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Definition of "mechanical" []

  • Of or relating to machines or tools: mechanical skill. (adjective)
  • Operated or produced by a mechanism or machine: a mechanical toy dog. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or governed by mechanics. (adjective)
  • Performed or performing in an impersonal or machinelike manner; automatic: a droning, mechanical delivery of the speech. (adjective)
  • Relating to, produced by, or dominated by physical forces: the mechanical aspect of trumpet playing. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mechanical" in a sentence
  • "People have to go on what we call mechanical ventilation, the breathing machine."
  • "They're trained on that type of demolitions, or even what they call mechanical breaches to get in."
  • "American economy, and you had a gradual and constantly accelerating evolution of what we called the mechanical age, as distinct from the industrial age."