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Pronunciation:  mu'kanikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking thought or feeling
  2. [adj]  using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  relating to or concerned with machinery or tools; "mechanical arts"; "mechanical design"; "mechanical skills"

MECHANICAL is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: automatic, automatonlike, machinelike, mechanic, mechanically skillful, mechanised, mechanistic, mechanized, nonhuman, robotlike, windup(a)
 Antonyms: nonmechanical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Me*chan"ic*al\, a. [From {Mechanic}, a.]
    1. Pertaining to, governed by, or in accordance with,
       mechanics, or the laws of motion; pertaining to the
       quantitative relations of force and matter, as
       distinguished from mental, vital, chemical, etc.; as,
       mechanical principles; a mechanical theory; mechanical
    2. Of or pertaining to a machine or to machinery or tools;
       made or formed by a machine or with tools; as, mechanical
       precision; mechanical products.
             We have also divers mechanical arts.  --Bacon.
    3. Done as if by a machine; uninfluenced by will or emotion;
       proceeding automatically, or by habit, without special
       intention or reflection; as, mechanical singing;
       mechanical verses; mechanical service.
    4. Made and operated by interaction of forces without a
       directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.
    5. Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate;
       empirical. See the 2d Note under {Geometric}.
    {Mechanical effect}, effective power; useful work exerted, as
       by a machine, in a definite time.
    {Mechanical engineering}. See the Note under {Engineering}.
    {Mechanical maneuvers} (Mil.), the application of mechanical
       appliances to the mounting, dismounting, and moving of
       artillery. --Farrow.
    {Mechanical philosophy}, the principles of mechanics applied
       to the inverstigation of physical phenomena.
    {Mechanical powers}, certain simple instruments, such as the
       lever and its modifications (the wheel and axle and the
       pulley), the inclined plane with its modifications (the
       screw and the wedge), which convert a small force acting
       through a great space into a great force acting through a
       small space, or vice versa, and are used separately or in
    {Mechanical solution} (Math.), a solution of a problem by any
       art or contrivance not strictly geometrical, as by means
       of the ruler and compasses, or other instruments.
  2. \Me*chan"ic*al\, n.
    A mechanic. [Obs.] --Shak.
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