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mechanician (plural mechanicians)

  1. (dated) 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. (dated) One skilled in building, using, or repairing machines, or who makes machines or tools.
  3. (dated) One skilled in mechanics.
  4. (dated) A machinist.
  5. (dated) A scientifically trained practitioner.
  6. (dated) A mechanic.