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English definition of “mechanical”

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.

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.
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