Mechanical vs Nutator - What's the difference?

mechanical | nutator |


As an adjective mechanical

is characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.

As a noun nutator is

a mechanical or electronic device for gyrating a feedhorn, dipole, or radar about the axis of the reflector without changing its polarization.

mechanical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
  • *, I.43:
  • 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 branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).
  • 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.
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  • (informal) Handy with machines.
  • Derived terms

    * electromechanical * mechanical erasure * mechanicality * mechanically * mechanicalness * mechanical pencil * postmechanical * premechanical

    nutator

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mechanical or electronic device for gyrating a feedhorn, dipole, or radar about the axis of the reflector without changing its polarization.