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[ih-lek-troh-muh-kan-i-kuh l] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ məˈkæn ɪ kəl/
of or relating to mechanical devices or systems electrically actuated, as by a solenoid.
Origin of electromechanical
1885-90; electro- + mechanical Unabridged
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Examples from the web for electromechanical
  • Purely mechanical toys evolved into electromechanical toys and gave birth to the digital toy revolution.
  • Ford isn't alone in trying to revamp the internal combustion engine with electromechanical components.
  • At the time, many microcomputers relied for input and output on manual switches or electromechanical typewriters called teletypes.
  • All electromechanical kilowatt-hour meters have a rotating disk in them.
  • Most programmable thermostats are either digital, electromechanical, or some mixture of the two.
  • The chamberlin is an electromechanical keyboard instrument related to the mellotron.
British Dictionary definitions for electromechanical


of, relating to, or concerning an electrically operated mechanical device
Derived Forms
electromechanically, adverb
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