AskDefine | Define mechanician

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  1. One skilled in the theory or construction of machines.
    To build such a device will require an expert mechanician.
    • a1891, Constance Garnett (translator), Leo Tolstoy (author), Anna Karenin, in The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, P.F. Collier & son (1917), page 214,
      "The mechanician came when I was away; I haven't seen him yet," he said, not looking at her.
    • The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers-- just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians-- by right of birth. -- from From The Earth To The Moon by Jules Verne.
    • The Cotton-Gin is a machine to separate the seeds from cotton, invented by that celebrated mechanician, E. Whitney. -- from the 1828 Webster's Dictionary.
  2. One skilled in building, using, or repairing machines, or who makes machines or tools.
  3. One skilled in mechanics.
  4. A machinist.
  5. A scientifically trained practitioner.
  6. A mechanic.

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Extensive Definition

A Mechanician is an engineer or a scientist working in the field of mechanics, or in a related or sub-field: engineering or computational mechanics, applied mechanics, geomechanics, biomechanics, and mechanics of materials. Names other than mechanician have been used occasionally, such as mechaniker and mechanicist.

People who made lasting contributions to mechanics and died in recent 100 years

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