|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|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|
|8.||printing another name for camera-ready copy|
|9.||archaic another word for mechanic|
mechanical me·chan·i·cal (mĭ-kān'ĭ-kəl)
Operated or produced by a mechanism or machine.
Relating to, produced by, or dominated by physical forces.
Interpreting and explaining the phenomena of the universe by referring to causally determined material forces; mechanistic.