Associations to the word «Mechanical»


MECHANICAL, adjective. (now rare) Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
MECHANICAL, adjective. Related to mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).
MECHANICAL, adjective. Related to mechanics (the design and construction of machines).
MECHANICAL, adjective. Done by machine.
MECHANICAL, adjective. Using mechanics (the design and construction of machines): being a machine.
MECHANICAL, adjective. As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.
MECHANICAL, adjective. (of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.
MECHANICAL, adjective. (informal) Handy with machines.
MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE, noun. The ratio of the output force produced by a machine (especially a simple machine) to the applied input force.
MECHANICAL BANK, noun. A kind of early piggy bank with a decorative mechanical action.
MECHANICAL DIGESTION, noun. (biology) The breaking of food into digestible chunks, normally using the teeth.
MECHANICAL ENERGIES, noun. Plural of mechanical energy
MECHANICAL ENERGY, noun. (physics) The sum of the potential energy and kinetic energy of a body or system
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, noun. (engineering) The subfield of engineering concerned with designing and building machines and mechanical systems
MECHANICAL LARYNX, noun. An electrolarynx.
MECHANICAL LITHOSPHERE, noun. (geology) a mechanical analogue of the seismic lithosphere, used to simulate the flexural deformations of the Earth
MECHANICAL PENCIL, noun. (US) A pencil with a replaceable and mechanically extendable lead that wears away with use, designed to provide lines of constant thickness without requiring sharpening and typically features a small eraser at the end opposite the tip.
MECHANICAL PENCILS, noun. Plural of mechanical pencil

Dictionary definition

MECHANICAL, adjective. Using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy".
MECHANICAL, adjective. Relating to or concerned with machinery or tools; "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills".
MECHANICAL, adjective. Relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics; "a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance"; "the mechanical pressure of a strong wind".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche