Definition of mechatronics in English:

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mechatronics

Pronunciation: /ˌmekəˈträniks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
Technology combining electronics and mechanical engineering.
Example sentences
  • Advances in electronics have brought big improvements to traditional ‘slushbox’ automatics, while the new science of mechatronics has allowed for the automation of manual gearboxes, pioneered by Ferrari.
  • The making of a car involves mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer technologies, which is typical of mechatronics.
  • Emerging areas include nanotechnology, mechatronics, biotechnology and molecular biology, agricultural engineering, food processing and food technology, telecom engineering and aerospace.

Derivatives

mechatronic

adjective
Example sentences
  • The IDD project started with an analysis of the current design processes of each of the industrial partners, with a focus on the integration of diagnosis-related processes into the whole design process of mechatronic subsystems.
  • The system does not deal with arbitrary mechatronic systems but analyzes electrical subsystems.
  • A cross-disciplinary approach has also seen the practice develop a global network of experts with a diverse list of collaborators: mathematicians, programmers and mechatronic engineers to name a few.

Origin

1980s: blend of mechanics and electronics.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mech·a·tron·ics

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