Meaning of “mechanical” in the English Dictionary

"mechanical" in British English

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uk /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/ us /məˈkæn.ɪ.kəl/

(Definition of “mechanical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mechanical" in American English

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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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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.

Fruit can be mechanically harvested.

(Definition of “mechanical” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)