Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mechanics

2 senses of mechanics

Sense 1
mechanics -- (the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference)
       => physics, natural philosophy -- (the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics")

Sense 2
mechanism, mechanics -- (the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style")
       => performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action -- (the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mechanic

2 senses of mechanic

Sense 1
machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic -- (a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools)
       => craftsman, artisan, journeyman, artificer -- (a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft)

Sense 2
automobile mechanic, auto-mechanic, car-mechanic, mechanic, grease monkey -- (someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles)
       => repairman, maintenance man, service man -- (a skilled worker whose job is to repair things)

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