quasimechanical

mechanical

[muh-kan-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
having to do with machinery: a mechanical failure.
2.
being a machine; operated by machinery: a mechanical toy.
3.
caused by or derived from machinery: mechanical propulsion.
4.
using machine parts only.
5.
brought about by friction, abrasion, etc.: a mechanical bond between stones; mechanical erosion.
6.
pertaining to the design, use, understanding, etc., of tools and machinery: the mechanical trades; mechanical ability.
7.
acting or performed without spontaneity, spirit, individuality, etc.: a mechanical performance.
8.
habitual; routine; automatic: Practice that step until it becomes mechanical.
9.
belonging or pertaining to the subject matter of mechanics.
10.
pertaining to, or controlled or effected by, physical forces.
11.
(of a philosopher or philosophical theory) explaining phenomena as due to mechanical action or the material forces of the universe.
12.
subordinating the spiritual to the material; materialistic.
noun
13.
a mechanical object, part, device, etc.
14.
Printing. a sheet of stiff paper on which has been pasted artwork and type proofs for making a printing plate; paste-up.
15.
Obsolete. a skilled manual laborer, as a carpenter or other artisan.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English, equivalent to mechanic mechanical + -al1; see mechanic

mechanically, adverb
mechanicalness, mechanicality, noun
nonmechanical, adjective
nonmechanically, adverb
nonmechanicalness, noun
quasi-mechanical, adjective
quasi-mechanically, adverb
semimechanical, adjective
supermechanical, adjective
supermechanically, adverb
unmechanical, adjective
unmechanically, adverb
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mechanical (mɪˈkænɪkəl)
 
adj
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
 
n
8.  printing another name for camera-ready copy
9.  archaic another word for mechanic
 
me'chanicalism
 
n
 
me'chanically
 
adv
 
me'chanicalness
 
n

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mechanical
early 15c., "of or pertaining to machines," from mechanic; of persons or human actions, "resembling machines, automatic" it is from c.1600. Related: Mechanically.
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mechanical me·chan·i·cal (mĭ-kān'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Operated or produced by a mechanism or machine.

  2. Relating to, produced by, or dominated by physical forces.

  3. Interpreting and explaining the phenomena of the universe by referring to causally determined material forces; mechanistic.

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