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mechanical  


      adj  
1    made, performed, or operated by or as if by a machine or machinery  
a mechanical process     
2    concerned with machines or machinery  
3    relating to or controlled or operated by physical forces  
4    of or concerned with mechanics  
5    (of a gesture, etc.) automatic; lacking thought, feeling, etc.  
6      (Philosophy)   accounting for phenomena by physically determining forces  
7    (of paper, such as newsprint) made from pulp that has been mechanically ground and contains impurities  
      n  
8      (Printing)      another name for       camera-ready copy  
9    Archaic      another word for       mechanic       2  
  mechanicalism      n  
  mechanically      adv  
  mechanicalness      n  


mechanical advantage  
      n   the ratio of the working force exerted by a mechanism to the applied effort  
mechanical drawing  
      n   a drawing to scale of a machine, machine component, architectural plan, etc., from which dimensions can be taken  
mechanical engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and operation of machines and machinery  
  mechanical engineer      n  
mechanical equivalent of heat  
      n     (Physics)   a factor for converting units of energy into heat units. It has the value 4.1855 joules per calorie.,   (Symbol)    J  
mechanical instrument  
      n   a musical instrument, such as a barrel organ or music box, that plays a preselected piece of music by mechanical means  
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