Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mechanical”

See all translations

mechanical

adjective uk   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/ us  

mechanical adjective (MACHINES)

B2 connected with machines or their parts: a mechanical device The company produces mechanical parts for airplane engines. The plane appeared to have crashed because of a mechanical problem.
More examples

mechanical adjective (WITHOUT THOUGHT)

C2 ( also mechanistic) disapproving without thinking about what you are doing, especially because you do something often: He gave a mechanical response.
Translations of “mechanical”
in Korean 기계의…
in Arabic آلي…
in Portuguese mecânico…
in Catalan mecànic…
in Japanese 機械の…
in Italian meccanico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 機械的, 機械零件的…
in Russian механический, машинальный…
in Turkish makinaya ait, makinayla çalışan, mekanik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 机械的, 机械部件的…
in Polish mechaniczny, machinalny, automatyczny…
(Definition of mechanical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mechanical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mechanical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ditto

used to agree with something that has just been said, or to avoid repeating something that has been said

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More