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  • adj. Not mechanical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not using a mechanism. Opposite of mechanical.
  • adj. Not having an aptitude to work with machinery; without mechanical skills; -- of persons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a person) lacking mechanical skills
  • adj. not mechanical


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