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mechanic

noun uk   /məˈkæn.ɪk/ us  

mechanic noun (JOB)

A2 [C] someone whose job is repairing the engines of vehicles and other machines: a car/garage/motor mechanic

mechanic noun (STUDY)

mechanics [U] the study of the effect of physical forces on objects and their movement

mechanic noun (WAY OF WORKING)

the mechanics [plural] informal the way something works or happens: He knows a lot about the mechanics of running a school.
(Definition of mechanic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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