Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not using a mechanism. Opposite of mechanical.
  • adjective Not having an aptitude to work with machinery; without mechanical skills; -- of persons.

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  • adjective Not mechanical

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  • adjective (of a person) lacking mechanical skills
  • adjective not mechanical

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Examples

  • He also says you can freely copy artistic works because there is a nonmechanical agency by the second comer that is attaching their will to the work.

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  • He also says you can freely copy artistic works because there is a nonmechanical agency by the second comer that is attaching their will to the work.

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  • What other object but a golf ball can you project and control those kind of distances, in towering arcs, using nothing but your own muscle power and tempo and a nonmechanical implement?

    The Poetry of Golf

  • Broadly defined, simulcra can be robotic, but in this context the term applies to a nonmechanical imitation.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Broadly defined, simulcra can be robotic, but in this context the term applies to a nonmechanical imitation.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Broadly defined, simulcra can be robotic, but in this context the term applies to a nonmechanical imitation.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • New York's Battery Park City in 2002 started requiring new buildings to plant greenery covering 75% of the nonmechanical area of their roofs.

    Up on the Roof

  • And the case which Dworkin (and the dissenters) claim the Court disregarded and in effect overruled, Grutter, had approved the University of Michigan Law School's use of race in what was said to be a flexible, nonmechanical way to achieve "diversity" in its student body.

    'The Supreme Court Phalanx': An Exchange

  • Their progress was slowed by the need to avoid, duck beneath, or go around sensors designed to detect the presence of moving, nonmechanical forms.

    Lost And Found

  • The other is a very nonmechanical, ethereal sense of just looking down on things — in a panoramic sense.

    The Soul of a New Flying Machine

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