Meaning of MECHANICAL in English

MECHANICAL

me ‧ chan ‧ i ‧ cal /mɪˈkænɪk ə l/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ machine , ↑ machinery , ↑ machinist , ↑ mechanic , mechanics, ↑ mechanism , ↑ mechanization ; adjective : ↑ mechanical , ↑ mechanized , ↑ mechanistic ; verb : ↑ machine , ↑ mechanize ; adverb : ↑ mechanically , ↑ mechanistically ]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: mechanicus , from Greek , from mechane 'machine' ]

1 . affecting or involving a machine:

The flight has been cancelled due to mechanical failure.

The plane had to make an emergency landing because of mechanical problems.

2 . using power from an engine or machine to do a particular kind of work:

a mechanical digger

a mechanical device

3 . a mechanical action, reply etc is one you do without thinking, and has been done many times before:

He was asked the same question so many times that the answer became mechanical.

4 . someone who is mechanical understands how machines work

5 . technical relating to or produced by physical forces:

the mechanical properties of solids

—mechanically /-kli/ adverb :

The actors spoke their lines mechanically, hardly caring about the meaning.

I’m not very mechanically minded (=not good at understanding how machines work and repairing them) .

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