me ‧ chan ‧ ic /mɪˈkænɪk/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ machine , ↑ machinery , ↑ machinist , ↑ mechanic , mechanics, ↑ mechanism , ↑ mechanization ; adjective : ↑ mechanical , ↑ mechanized , ↑ mechanistic ; verb : ↑ machine , ↑ mechanize ; adverb : ↑ mechanically , ↑ mechanistically ]
1 . [countable] 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] the science that deals with the effects of forces on objects:
⇨ ↑ quantum mechanics
4 . mechanics [uncountable] the study of machines:
He is studying mechanics at college.