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mechanicaladjective

uk   us   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/

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.
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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…
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