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By Noah Webster.
One skilled in the structure of machines; one of a sect of philosophers who refer all the changes in the universe to the effect of the mechanical forces; mechanical philosophy, that which explains the phenomena of nature, founded on observation and experiment; mechanical powers, the simple instruments entering into the construction of every machine, however complicated-viz., the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the screw, the inclined plane, and wedge; mechanical solution, the solution of a problem by any contrivance not strictly geometrical, as by means of the ruler and compasses.
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