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mechanical

[ muh-kan-i-kuh l ]
/ məˈkæn ɪ kəl /
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noun

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meccano, mech., mechan-, mechanic, mechanic's lien, mechanical, mechanical advantage, mechanical alternation, mechanical antidote, mechanical bank, mechanical drawing

Origin of mechanical

1375–1425; late Middle English, equivalent to mechanic mechanical + -al1; see mechanic
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British Dictionary definitions for mechanical

mechanical

/ (mɪˈkænɪkəl) /

adjective

noun

printing another name for camera-ready copy
archaic another word for mechanic (def. 2)
Derived Formsmechanicalism, nounmechanically, adverbmechanicalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mechanical

mechanical


adj.

early 15c., "of or pertaining to machines," from mechanic (adj.) + -al (1); of persons or human actions, "resembling machines, automatic" it is from c.1600. Related: Mechanically. Mechanical-minded is recorded from 1820.

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Medicine definitions for mechanical

mechanical

[ mĭ-kănĭ-kəl ]

adj.

Operated or produced by a mechanism or machine.
Relating to, produced by, or dominated by physical forces.
Interpreting and explaining the phenomena of the universe by referring to causally determined material forces; mechanistic.
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