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"mechanical" in British English

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mechanicaladjective

uk   us   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/
  • mechanical adjective (MACHINES)

B2 operated by a ​machine, or ​connected with ​machines or ​theirparts: a mechanical device The ​companyproduces mechanical parts for ​airplaneengines. The ​planeappeared to have ​crashed because of a mechanical problem.

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  • mechanical adjective (MOVEMENT)

relating to ​movement, or to mechanics (= the ​study of the ​effect of ​physicalforces on ​objects and ​theirmovement): a ​study of the ​effects of mechanical ​forces on ​bones
(Definition of mechanical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mechanical" in American English

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mechanicaladjective

 us   /məˈkæn·ɪ·kəl/
  • mechanical adjective (MACHINES)

[not gradable] of ​machines or ​theirparts: a mechanical ​problem physics [not gradable] Mechanical ​forces are ​physicalforces that ​causeobjects or ​matter to move.
  • mechanical adjective (WITHOUT THOUGHT)

without ​thinking about what you are doing, esp. because you do it often: The ​garbagemenworked in a ​slow, mechanical way.
(Definition of mechanical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mechanical" in Business English

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mechanicaladjective

uk   us   /mɪˈkænɪkəl/
relating to ​engines or ​machines, or the way they ​operate: The ​companyproduces mechanical ​parts for ​airplaneengines. 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 ​devicesdesigned by Babbage.
mechanically
adverb
Fruit can be mechanically ​harvested.
(Definition of mechanical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mechanical”
in Arabic آلي…
in Korean 기계의…
in Portuguese mecânico…
in Catalan mecànic…
in Japanese 機械の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器, 机械的, 机械部件的…
in Turkish makinaya ait, makinayla çalışan, mekanik…
in Russian механический, машинальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器, 機械的, 機械零件的…
in Italian meccanico…
in Polish mechaniczny, machinalny, automatyczny…
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