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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 me·chan·ic /mɪˈkænɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·chan·ic n.
 1. The art of the application of the laws of motion or force to construction. [Obs.]
 2. A mechanician; an artisan; an artificer; one who practices any mechanic art; one skilled or employed in shaping and uniting materials, as wood, metal, etc., into any kind of structure, machine, or other object, requiring the use of tools, or instruments.  Also, a technician who maintains or repairs machinery; as, an auto mechanic.
    An art quite lost with our mechanics.   --Sir T. Browne.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·chan·ic a.
 1. Having to do with the application of the laws of motion in the art of constructing or making things; of or pertaining to mechanics; mechanical; as, the mechanic arts. “These mechanic philosophers.”
 Mechanic slaves,
 With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers.   --Shak.
 2. Of or pertaining to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.
 To make a god, a hero, or a king
 Descend to a mechanic dialect.   --Roscommon.
    Sometimes he ply'd the strong, mechanic tool.   --Thomson.
 3. Base. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : resembling the action of a machine; "from blank to blank a
            threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson
      n 1: a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools [syn: machinist,
            shop mechanic]
      2: someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining
         automobiles [syn: automobile mechanic, auto-mechanic,
         car-mechanic, grease monkey]