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"mechanical" in British English

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mechanicaladjective

uk   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/ us   /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/
(Definition of mechanical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mechanicaladjective

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

[not gradable] of machines or their parts: a mechanical problem
physics [not gradable] Mechanical forces are physical forces that cause objects or matter to move.
  • mechanical adjective (WITHOUT THOUGHT)

without thinking about what you are doing, esp. because you do it often: The garbagemen worked 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   /mɪˈkænɪkəl/ us  
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
Fruit can be mechanically harvested.
(Definition of mechanical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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