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1       adj   A mechanical device has parts that move when it is working, often using power from an engine or from electricity.  
usu ADJ n  
...a small mechanical device that taps out the numbers., ...the oldest working mechanical clock in the world...     
  mechanically      adv   ADV with v  
The air was circulated mechanically.     
2       adj   Mechanical means relating to machines and engines and the way they work.  
ADJ n  
...mechanical engineering..., The train had stopped due to a mechanical problem.     
  mechanically      adv   ADV adj/-ed  
The car was mechanically sound, he decided.     
3       adj   If you describe a person as mechanical, you mean they are naturally good at understanding how machines work.  
He was a very mechanical person, who knew a lot about sound...     
  mechanically      adv   ADV -ed  
I'm not mechanically minded.     
4       adj   If you describe someone's action as mechanical, you mean that they do it automatically, without thinking about it.  
It is real prayer, and not mechanical repetition...     
  mechanically      adv   ADV with v  
He nodded mechanically, his eyes fixed on the girl.     
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n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
n.
Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents through the use of any electronic, mechanical, or other digital devices.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents
n.
A grease nipple or grease fitting, usually mounted on bearings or other mechanical parts that regularly need to be lubricated. Named after its Austrian-born American inventor, Oscar U. Zerk.
[Tech.]
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