Mechanic vs. Technician

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mechanic and Technician is that the Mechanic is a profession and Technician is a professional in a field of technology.

  • Mechanic

    A mechanic is an artisan, technician or skilled tradesperson who uses tools to build or repair machinery.

  • Technician

    A technician is a worker in a field of technology who is proficient in the relevant skill and technique, with a relatively practical understanding of the theoretical principles.

  • Mechanic (adjective)

    mechanical; relating to the laws of motion in the art of constructing things

  • Mechanic (adjective)

    Of or relating to a mechanic or artificer, or to the class of artisans; hence, rude; common; vulgar.

  • Mechanic (adjective)


  • Mechanic (noun)

    A manual worker; a labourer or artisan. from 16th c.

  • Mechanic (noun)

    Someone who builds or repairs machinery, a technician; now specifically, someone who works with and repairs the mechanical parts of a motor vehicle, aircraft or similar. from 17th c.

  • Mechanic (noun)

    A device, command, or feature which allows someone to achieve a specific task. from 20th c.

    “This game has a mechanic where if you run toward a ledge you automatically jump off rather than just falling.”

  • Mechanic (noun)

    A hit man. from 20th c.

  • Technician (noun)

    A person who studies, professes or practices technology.

  • Technician (noun)

    a person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory

    “a laboratory technician”

  • Technician (noun)

    an expert in the practical application of a science.

  • Technician (noun)

    a person skilled in the technique of an art or craft

    “Liszt was one of the greatest piano technicians of all time”

Oxford Dictionary

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