Meaning of MECHANICAL in English

MECHANICAL

adj.1 of or relating to machines or mechanisms.

2 working or produced by machinery.

3 (of a person or action) like a machine; automatic; lacking originality.

4 a (of an agency, principle, etc.) belonging to mechanics. b (of a theory etc.) explaining phenomena by the assumption of mechanical action.

5 of or relating to mechanics as a science.

Phrases and idioms:

mechanical advantage the ratio of exerted to applied force in a machine. mechanical drawing a scale drawing of machinery etc. done with precision instruments. mechanical engineer a person skilled in the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and repair of machines. mechanical equivalent of heat the conversion factor between heat energy and mechanical energy.

Derivatives:

mechanicalism n. (in sense 4). mechanically adv. mechanicalness n.

Etymology: ME f. L mechanicus (as MECHANIC)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.