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mechanically

adverb uk   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl.i/ us  

mechanically adverb (MACHINES)

using or relating to machines: Most crops are harvested mechanically. I'm not very mechanically minded (= do not understand how machines work).

mechanically adverb (WITHOUT THOUGHT)

( also mechanistically ) without thinking about what you are doing, especially because you do something often: "Thank you," replied the ticket collector mechanically as he took each ticket.
Translations of “mechanically”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 使用機械地,和機械有關地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 机械的…
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