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mechanical

adjective
 
 
/mɪˈkænɪkəl/
relating to engines or machines, or the way they operate: The company produces mechanical parts for airplane engines. a mechanical problem
operated by a complicated system of parts or by a machine: Modern computers are far more elaborate and powerful than the mechanical devices designed by Babbage.
mechanically adverb
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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