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Definition of mechanic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person whose job is repairing machines, especially the engines of vehicles a car mechanic
  2. 2mechanics [uncountable] the science of movement and force see also quantum mechanics
  3. 3mechanics [uncountable] the practical study of machinery The school's shop classes are where students learn basic mechanics.
  4. 4the mechanics [plural] the way something works or is done The exact mechanics of how payments are to be made will be decided later.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mechanic