mechanical (adj.)

early 15c., "of or pertaining to tools and their use," from mechanic (adj.) + -al (1). By 1570s as "of or pertaining to machines and their use." Of persons or human actions, "resembling machines, automatic, lacking spirit or spontaneity," from c. 1600. Scientific sense of "of or pertaining to the material forces of nature acting on inanimate bodies," from 1620s. Related: Mechanically. Mechanical-minded is recorded from 1820.

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Definitions of mechanical

mechanical (adj.)
using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices;
his smile was very mechanical
a mechanical process
a mechanical toy
mechanical (adj.)
relating to or concerned with machinery or tools;
mechanical arts
mechanical skills
mechanical design
Synonyms: mechanically skillful / technical
mechanical (adj.)
relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics;
the mechanical pressure of a strong wind
a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance