[mɪ'kænɪk(ə)l] or [mɪ'kænɪkəl]


(adj.) using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; 'a mechanical process'; 'his smile was very mechanical'; 'a mechanical toy' .

(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' .

(adj.) relating to or concerned with machinery or tools; 'mechanical arts'; 'mechanical design'; 'mechanical skills' .

Typist: Sophie--From WordNet


(a.) 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 deposits.

(a.) 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.

(a.) 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.

(a.) Made and operated by interaction of forces without a directing intelligence; as, a mechanical universe.

(a.) Obtained by trial, by measurements, etc.; approximate; empirical. See the 2d Note under Geometric.

(n.) A mechanic.

Inputed by Augustine

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. Involuntary, blind, automatic.

Typist: Preston

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Habitual, automatic, unreflective, spontaneous, effortless, unimpassioned

ANT:Labored, self-conscious, feeling, forced, spirited, appreciative, lifelike,lively, animated, impassioned

Inputed by Gavin


Checker: Vivian


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