electromechanical

adjective
elec·​tro·​me·​chan·​i·​cal | \ i-ˌlek-trō-mə-ˈka-ni-kəl How to pronounce electromechanical (audio) \

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 How to pronounce electromechanically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of electromechanical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The transplant program has also successfully implanted three ventricular assist devices -- electromechanical heart pumps -- without complications in the last year, according to OHSU. oregonlive, "OHSU Hospital performs Oregon’s first heart transplant in two years," 10 Apr. 2020 The former produces sounds with electronics (most are circuit boards), and electromechanical options have real physical parts, driven by electricity, that make the sound. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The 8 Best White Noise Machines for Better Sleep in 2020," 16 Mar. 2020 Using technologically advanced electromechanical devices such as animatronics instead of live animals is more popular than ever. Megan Stein, Country Living, "A New Viral Letter Is Calling for Punxsutawney Phil to 'Retire' From Groundhog Day," 31 Jan. 2020 Eastek has six locations worldwide, including the Menomonee Falls location, which provides printed circuit board assembly and electromechanical processes, according to the company website. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Menomonee Falls' Eastek plans to eliminate 36 jobs," 29 Jan. 2020 An outdated electromechanical switch in the local telephone system meant that residents could not make direct international phone calls until 1993. Jennifer Percy, Harper's magazine, "The Skinning Tree," 20 Jan. 2020 Once only rotary mechanical locks, they have been replaced by harder to crack electromechanical systems. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Could Someone Actually Steal a U.S. Nuke?," 25 Oct. 2019 MacDougall inmates can take college classes or earn a GED, or complete any of the prison’s seven vocational programs that offer valuable carpentry, barber or electromechanical skills. Kelan Lyons, courant.com, "Prisoner population tumbles at maximum-security Northern Correctional Institution," 9 Sep. 2019 Then in 1889 Herman Hollerith, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, invented an electromechanical tabulating machine that used punch cards. John Steele Gordon, WSJ, "A Short History of Census Taking," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of electromechanical

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Electromechanical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electromechanical. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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