A 2020 Google-generated definition of "mechanical", meaning related to machines; a person lacking thought or spontaneity; or things related to physical forces or motion.
In science, mechanical, or "mechanistic", refers to things done like a machine; related to mechanism.

The following are related quotes:

“The science of thermodynamics had its origin in severely practical problems relating to the efficiency of engines, but it was soon extended to cover the operations of nature as a whole. All this happened in the days when nature WAS assumed, without question, to be mechanical and deterministic.”
James Jeans (1933), The New Background of Science (pg. 261) (Ѻ)

See also
Mechanical action
Mechanical effect
Mechanical energy
Mechanical engineering
Mechanical equivalent of heat
Mechanical philosophy
Mechanistic school
Mechanical theory
Mechanical theory of heat
Mechanical universe
Mechanical work

External links
Mechanical – Wikipedia.

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