mechanical intelligence

me·chan·i·cal in·tel·li·gence

the capacity to understand and manage technical mechanisms.
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And, in the second place, we all overlooked the fact that such mechanical intelligence as the Martian possessed was quite able to dispense with muscular exertion at a pinch.
A group of 60 students from different international schools wrote the differential aptitude test to analyze their verbal, abstract and numerical reasoning, clerical aptitude, spatial and mechanical intelligence and language skills.