As an adjective mechanical
is characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
As a noun comptometer is
a mechanical or electromechanical calculator; an adding machine without a crank, driven instead by keypress.
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Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
Related to mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).
- all manner of silks were already become so vile and abject, that was any man seene to weare them, he was presently judged to be some countrie fellow, or mechanicall man.
Related to mechanics (the design and construction of machines).
Done by machine.
Using mechanics (the design and construction of machines): being a machine.
As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.
(of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical
manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew's cap and bells.}}
(informal) Handy with machines.
* mechanical erasure
* mechanical pencil
A mechanical or electromechanical calculator; an adding machine without a crank, driven instead by keypress.