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|Origin:||mechanicus, from Greek, from mechane 'machine'|
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.
using power from an engine or machine to do a particular kind of work:
a mechanical digger
a mechanical device
a mechanical action, reply etc is done without thinking, and has been done many times before:
He was asked the same question so many times that the answer became mechanical.
someone who is mechanical understands how machines work
relating to or produced by physical forces:
the mechanical properties of solids
The actors spoke their lines mechanically, hardly caring about the meaning.
I'm not very mechanically minded (=good at understanding how machines work and repairing them).