Meaning of “mechanic” in the English Dictionary

"mechanic" in British English

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uk /məˈkæn.ɪk/ 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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  • Buying that second-hand car without having it checked by a mechanic first cost us dear.
  • At that time she was just a humble mechanic.
  • "Don't worry, your car will be ready tomorrow, " the mechanic assured him.
  • I applied for a job as a mechanic in a local garage, but I was rejected .
  • The mechanic pointed out the repair on the front of my car.

(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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uk /mɪˈkænɪk/ us

[ C ] someone whose job is repairing vehicles and other machines:

A team of engineers and mechanics help manufacture the machines used on assembly lines.
a car/motor/aircraft mechanic

[ U ] the study of the effect of physical forces 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 advertising campaign.

(Definition of “mechanic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)