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"mechanical" in British English

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mechanicaladjective

uk   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/  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)
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