Mechanical - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |məˈkænɪkl|  American pronunciation of the word mechanical
Brit.  |mɪˈkanɪk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word mechanical
- using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
a mechanical process
his smile was very mechanical
a mechanical toy
- relating to or concerned with machinery or tools (syn: technical)
mechanical arts
mechanical design
mechanical skills
- relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics
a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance
the mechanical pressure of a strong wind

Examples

The flight was delayed because of mechanical problems.

I was impressed by her mechanical know-how.

She gave a mechanical reply.

Copying down the numbers is a boring and mechanical job.

The actor gave a stiff and mechanical performance.

Her singing was cold and mechanical.

The flight has been cancelled due to mechanical failure.

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

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

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).

a belief that the universe is a mechanical contrivance

the mechanical pressure of a strong wind

Mechanical problems kept the plane on the ground.

The plane was grounded by mechanical problems.

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