Origin of mechanical
Examples from the Web for mechanically
“Keeping in contact with those people, and mechanically getting them to the trial, those are the hard parts,” Risner said.
What about allowing a school to manually or "mechanically" restrain students?
“First we targeted the tanks and the jeeps with IEDs,” he said mechanically, as if recalling a combat briefing.
This process can be mechanically assisted by deep belly massages and, yes, colonic irrigation.
It is simply unrealistic to say that judges can decide every case by mechanically applying a rigid algorithm.Chief Justice John Roberts’s Ruling Restores Faith in the Court’s Neutrality|Laurence Tribe|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Millner, as mechanically, took one of the virginally cinctured cigars, and began to undo its wrappings.Tales Of Men And Ghosts|Edith Wharton
Mechanically his hand again thrust the pick under the projecting rock.Peasant Tales of Russia|V.I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
Then mechanically, almost unconsciously, she began the story again.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Nevertheless, all the way home Bob mechanically repeats the search and wonders how he will get money to carry out his plan.The Graysons|Edward Eggleston
She mechanically fingered the pasteboard and stared straight ahead.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
British Dictionary definitions for mechanically
Word Origin and History for mechanically
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.