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But their grasp of quantum mechanics is notoriously weak. Times, Sunday Times (2017)General relativity cannot tell you how an atom will behave; quantum mechanics ignores gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most stressful jobs included firefighter, industrial engineer and mechanic foreman. The Sun (2017)My husband is 32 and works as a mechanic. The Sun (2017)I know the mechanics of the way it works. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Engineers design; mechanics repair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My friends were all struggling to understand the law of quantum mechanics and I just learnt it, easy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Small domestic appliances were brought in for mechanics to repair. Critical Social Research (1990)Most people trust their lives to the work of motor mechanics on a daily basis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Are you a car mechanic looking to slow down a gear? Times, Sunday Times (2016)That gives former apprentices an edge over skilled mechanics coming from abroad. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The mechanics take out camping chairs and have a sit down. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The semiconductor that gives life to your computer rests on the esoteric theory of quantum mechanics. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Something was going to happen as it had occurred so many times before with mechanics and engineers. The Sun (2011)Most of the spare mechanics were working on it. BomberHe is convinced that quantum mechanics applies to large as well as small things. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The more basic the design the better because they are more easily repaired by mechanics in remote locations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One gift takes the form of a training course in motor mechanics that the charity says helps improve future prospects. Times, Sunday Times (2006)How many mechanics does it take to change a 3.99 lightbulb? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The premise of the game is sound, the mechanics work just fine and the challenge is impressive. The Sun (2016)We changed the chief mechanics on the cars and some engineers but it is just a coincidence that we are having a bad run. The Sun (2016)The car giant blamed the blazes on shoddy repairs by independent mechanics until a Sun probe highlighted a design fault. The Sun (2016)It's all proved a bit too much for the former bike mechanic from Skye. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you're running more seriously, you may prefer to focus on the process and mechanics of running. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'mechanic'
British English: mechanic /mɪˈkænɪk/ NOUN
A mechanic is someone whose job is to repair and maintain machines and engines, especially car engines.
If you smell burning in your car, take it to your mechanic.
- American English: mechanic
- Arabic: مِيكَانِيكِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mecânico
- Chinese: 技工
- Croatian: mehaničar
- Czech: mechanik
- Danish: mekaniker
- Dutch: werktuigkundige
- European Spanish: mecánico
- Finnish: mekaanikko
- French: mécanicien
- German: Mechaniker
- Greek: μηχανικός
- Italian: meccanico
- Japanese: 機械工
- Korean: 기계공
- Norwegian: mekaniker
- Polish: mechanik
- European Portuguese: mecânico
- Romanian: mecanic
- Russian: механик
- Spanish: mecánico
- Swedish: mekaniker
- Thai: ช่างเครื่อง
- Turkish: tamirci otomobil
- Ukrainian: механік
- Vietnamese: thợ máy
Definition of mechanic from the Collins English Dictionary
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