Mechanical
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Mechanical may refer to:
  • Mechanical engineering
    Mechanical engineering
    Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the...

    , a branch of engineering concerned with the application of physical mechanics
  • HVAC
    HVAC
    HVAC refers to technology of indoor or automotive environmental comfort. HVAC system design is a major subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer...

     (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning), the mechanical systems of a building
  • Mechanical (character)
    Mechanical (character)
    A mechanical is any of six characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream who perform the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe. Named for their occupations as skilled manual laborers, they are a group of Amateur actors from around Athens, looking to make names for themselves by having their production...

    , one of several characters in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Mechanical Animals
    Mechanical Animals
    Mechanical Animals is the third full-length studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on September 14, 1998, in Australia and on September 15, 1998, in the US, Germany and France through Nothing and Interscope Records and marked the beginning of the band's brief foray into...

    , the third full-length studio release by Marilyn Manson
  • Mechanical license
    Mechanical license
    A mechanical license is a license that grants certain limited permissions to work with, study, improve upon, reinterpret, re-record something that is neither a free/open source item nor in the public domain....

    , used in the music industry to indicate the payment made from a licensee to the owner of a copyright for the right to mechanically reproduce a song
  • A kind of typeface in the VOX-ATypI classification
    VOX-ATypI classification
    In typography, the Vox-ATypI classification makes it possible to classify typefaces in eleven general classes. Devised by Maximilien Vox in 1954, it was adopted in 1962 by the Association Typographique Internationale and in 1967 as a British Standard, as British Standards Classification of...


Mechanical is often used as a general term to distinguish from another class of item.
Encyclopedia
Mechanical may refer to:
  • Mechanical engineering
    Mechanical engineering
    Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the...

    , a branch of engineering concerned with the application of physical mechanics
  • HVAC
    HVAC
    HVAC refers to technology of indoor or automotive environmental comfort. HVAC system design is a major subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer...

     (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning), the mechanical systems of a building
  • Mechanical (character)
    Mechanical (character)
    A mechanical is any of six characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream who perform the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe. Named for their occupations as skilled manual laborers, they are a group of Amateur actors from around Athens, looking to make names for themselves by having their production...

    , one of several characters in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Mechanical Animals
    Mechanical Animals
    Mechanical Animals is the third full-length studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on September 14, 1998, in Australia and on September 15, 1998, in the US, Germany and France through Nothing and Interscope Records and marked the beginning of the band's brief foray into...

    , the third full-length studio release by Marilyn Manson
  • Mechanical license
    Mechanical license
    A mechanical license is a license that grants certain limited permissions to work with, study, improve upon, reinterpret, re-record something that is neither a free/open source item nor in the public domain....

    , used in the music industry to indicate the payment made from a licensee to the owner of a copyright for the right to mechanically reproduce a song
  • A kind of typeface in the VOX-ATypI classification
    VOX-ATypI classification
    In typography, the Vox-ATypI classification makes it possible to classify typefaces in eleven general classes. Devised by Maximilien Vox in 1954, it was adopted in 1962 by the Association Typographique Internationale and in 1967 as a British Standard, as British Standards Classification of...


Mechanical is often used as a general term to distinguish from another class of item. Mechanical may mean:
  • Machine
    Machine
    A machine manages power to accomplish a task, examples include, a mechanical system, a computing system, an electronic system, and a molecular machine. In common usage, the meaning is that of a device having parts that perform or assist in performing any type of work...

    , especially in opposition to an electronic item
  • Mechanical watch
    Mechanical watch
    A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a mechanical mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to modern quartz watches which function electronically. It is driven by a spring which must be wound periodically...

    , utilizing a non-electric mechanism
  • Mechanization
    Mechanization
    Mechanization or mechanisation is providing human operators with machinery that assists them with the muscular requirements of work or displaces muscular work. In some fields, mechanization includes the use of hand tools...

    , using machine labor instead of human or animal labor
  • Automation
    Automation
    Automation is the use of control systems and information technologies to reduce the need for human work in the production of goods and services. In the scope of industrialization, automation is a step beyond mechanization...

    , using machine decisions and processing instead of human
  • Manufactured or artificial, especially in opposition to a biological or natural component
  • Mechanism (technology), a portion of a mechanical device
  • Mechanical phenomenon
    Phenomenon
    A phenomenon , plural phenomena, is any observable occurrence. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as 'appearances' or 'experiences'...

    , as in the mechanics of the Digestive Tract or the mechanics of swallowing
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