mechanic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mechanic" in British English

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mechanicnoun

uk   us   /məˈkæn.ɪk/

mechanic noun (JOB)

A2 [C] someone whose ​job is ​repairing the ​engines of ​vehicles and other ​machines: a ​car/​garage/​bike mechanic
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mechanic noun (STUDY)

mechanics [U] the ​study of the ​effect of ​physicalforces on ​objects and ​theirmovement

mechanic noun (WAY OF WORKING)

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

"mechanic" in American English

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mechanicnoun [C]

 us   /məˈkæn·ɪk/
someone who ​repairs or ​works with ​machines, esp. as a ​job: an ​auto mechanic
(Definition of mechanic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mechanic" in Business English

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mechanicnoun

uk   us   /mɪˈkænɪk/
[C] someone whose ​job is ​repairingvehicles and other ​machines: A ​team of ​engineers and mechanics ​helpmanufacture the ​machines used on ​assemblylines. a car/motor/​aircraft mechanic
mechanics [U] the ​study of the ​effect of ​physicalforces on ​objects and their ​movement: He is a professor of ​engineering, ​science and mechanics. [plural] the way something ​works or ​happens: I'm not interested in the mechanics of the ​advertisingcampaign.
(Definition of mechanic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mechanic”
in Korean 정비공…
in Arabic مِيكانيكي…
in Malaysian mekanik…
in French mécanicien/-ienne…
in Russian механик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 技師, 機工…
in Italian meccanico, -a…
in Turkish tamirci, teknisyen…
in Polish mechanik…
in Spanish mecánico…
in Vietnamese thợ máy…
in Portuguese mecânico, -a…
in Thai ช่างเครื่อง…
in German der Mechaniker…
in Catalan mecànic, -a…
in Japanese 修理工…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 机工, 机修工…
in Indonesian montir…
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