mechanical replacement

mechanical replacement

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ri′plās·mənt]
(computer science)
The replacement of one piece of hardware by another piece of hardware at the instigation of the manufacturer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And because the appraiser elected to exclude mechanical items from the analysis, the mechanical replacement line is zero.
He began several years of research work designing a flexible device to provide not a mechanical replacement of the joint, but in effect, a flexible joint.
Aoife's heart stopped beating mechanical replacement could not save her.
The Teesside Troubadour had his mitral valve removed and a mechanical replacement inserted at James Cook University Hospital last week.
During the procedure, the surgeon removes the original aortic valve and inserts either a mechanical replacement or one made from animal tissue.

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