Meaning of MECHANICAL in English
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) .
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012