Origin of mechanics
Origin of mechanic
Examples from the Web for mechanics
Contemporary Examples of mechanics
I wouldn't, but I also wouldn't be surprised if Patriots fans didn't properly comprehend the mechanics of sex, either.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits
January 7, 2015
In a best-case scenario they cover the mechanics of reproduction, STD awareness, and contraceptive use.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains
November 29, 2014
We stopped teaching civics in our public schools and outsourced the mechanics of government to “School House Rock.”Baseball’s Problem Is Politics’ Problem
November 4, 2014
To hear 26-year-old Jillian Banks talk about her music is like listening to a shaman explain the mechanics of a complex spell.The Mesmerizing Mystique of BANKS
October 8, 2014
At the encouragement of the trainers, both Lukonge and Mushingano signed up for the mechanics class, the only two girls to do so.Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics
June 6, 2014
Historical Examples of mechanics
The sliminess of the element utterly destroyed the mechanics of swimming.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
They consist of beggars, mechanics, writers, and even artists.
It exceeds their knowledge of mechanics to force so heavy a mass from its position.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
In the field of mechanics electricity is decidedly preferable to any other agent.
Dr. Bird nodded to the mechanics and followed Carnes into the big sedan.Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
Word Origin for mechanic
late 14c., "pertaining to or involving mechanical labor" (now usually mechanical), also "having to do with tools," from Latin mechanicus, from Greek mekhanikos "full of resources, inventive, ingenious," literally "mechanical, pertaining to machines," from mekhane (see machine (n.)). Meaning "of the nature of or pertaining to machines" is from 1620s.
"manual laborer," late 14c., from Latin mechanicus, from Greek mekhanikos "an engineer," noun use of adjective meaning "full of resources, inventive, ingenious" (see mechanic (adj.)). Sense of "one who is employed in manual labor, a handicraft worker, an artisan" (chief sense through early 19c.) is attested from 1560s. Sense of "skilled workman who is concerned with making or repair of machinery" is from 1660s, but not the main sense until the rise of the automobile.