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mechanic

noun
     
mechanic
me‧chan‧ic
1 [countable]BOTTC someone who is skilled at repairing motor vehicles and machinery:
a garage mechanic
2

the mechanics of (doing) something

the way in which something works or is done:
The mechanics of the process are quite complex.
3

mechanics

[uncountable]HP the science that deals with the effects of forces on objects:
fluid mechanics
quantum mechanics
4

mechanics

[uncountable] the study of machines:
He is studying mechanics at college.

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