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adjective mechanical pronunciation in British English /mɪˈkænɪk(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    operated by a machine or system of moving parts

    a mechanical device/digger

    a mechanical wheelchair

    1. a.
      relating to engines and machines, and the way that they work

      The system has shut down because of mechanical problems.

    2. b.
      informal used about someone who is good at understanding machines and working with them

      He’s very mechanical so he’s sure to know what’s wrong.

  2. 2
    done without thinking or without any attempt to be original

    I found her purely mechanical explanations inadequate.

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 mechanical pronunciation in British English adverb

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