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mechanic

adjective me·chan·ic \ mi-ˈka-nik \

Definition of mechanic

1 :of or relating to manual work or skill
2 :mechanical 3a

Examples of mechanic in a Sentence

  1. the snapping of the handcuffs was followed by a mechanic reading of the suspect's rights

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Origin and Etymology of mechanic

Middle English, probably from Middle French mecanique, adjective & noun, from Latin mechanicus, from Greek mēchanikos, from mēchanē


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mechanic

noun

Definition of mechanic

1 :a manual worker :artisan
2 :machinist; especially :one who repairs machines

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First Known Use of mechanic

1509

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MECHANIC Defined for English Language Learners

mechanic

noun

Definition of mechanic for English Language Learners

  • : a person who repairs machines (such as car engines) and keeps them running properly


MECHANIC Defined for Kids

mechanic

noun me·chan·ic \ mi-ˈka-nik \

Definition of mechanic for Students

:a person who makes or repairs machines


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