elec·​tro·​me·​chan·​i·​cal | \i-ˌlek-trō-mə-ˈka-ni-kəl \

Definition of electromechanical 

: of, relating to, or being a mechanical process or device actuated or controlled electrically especially : being a transducer for converting electrical energy to mechanical energy

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electromechanically \i-​ˌlek-​trō-​mə-​ˈka-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Tariffs will be reduced effective Nov. 1 on textiles, paper products, electromechanical equipment and more than 1,500 other items, according to the State Council, China’s cabinet, which didn’t provide a complete list. WSJ, "China Announces More Tariff Cuts to Spur Spending, Investment," 26 Sep. 2018 The clutch that separates the motor from the drivetrain reacts quicker too, thanks to electromechanical instead of electro-hydraulic controls. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Porsche's New Cayenne Hybrid Checks Your Route to Pick its Power," 23 May 2018 One room, for example, contains old electromechanical equipment from an early citywide fire alarm system. Lawrence Specker, AL.com, "Stimpson: Huge effort needed to sustain city buildings," 24 Apr. 2018 All Giulias use the same rack and pinion electromechanical power steering. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: A sports sedan for people who want to drive," 6 Apr. 2018 Features lifted from the 2019 Porsche Cayenne include LED matrix headlights (for more on this tech, check out this deeper dive) and an electromechanical anti-roll suspension system. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Volkswagen SUV with Unpronounceable Name Pronounced New for Europe, China," 23 Mar. 2018 Its specialty is testing and refurbishing hydraulic, electromechanical and pneumatic components. Lawrence Specker, AL.com, "AeroStar expansion driven by confidence in Mobile aerospace growth, founder says," 7 Mar. 2018 The program provides training for work as an electromechanical technician, who sets up, maintains, repairs, modifies and updates machines in the plant, said training director Shawn Wellman. Tim Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Iowa a leader in job-training programs," 16 Dec. 2017 While Alan Turing was organizing large-scale attacks on enigma codes using algorithms and large electromechanical devices called bombes, Elizebeth was more narrowly focused on a couple of Enigma’s systems being used by Nazi spies. National Geographic, "This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis," 7 Oct. 2017

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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