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  1. mechanic artsnoun

    In the 19th century, this referred to engineering and other mechanical fields of expertise (comparable to performing arts and the fine arts).

  2. mechanic artsnoun

    weaving, blacksmithing, war, navigation, agriculture, hunting, medicine, and the ars theatrica.

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  1. mechanic arts

    Artes mechanicae (mechanical arts) are a medieval concept of ordered practices or skills, often juxtaposed to the traditional seven liberal arts (artes liberales). Also called "servile" and "vulgar", from antiquity they had been deemed unbecoming for a free man, as ministering to baser needs.

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  1. Mechanic arts

    Mechanic arts is an obsolete and archaic term. In the medieval period, the Seven Mechanical Arts were intended as a complement to the Seven Liberal Arts, and consisted of weaving, blacksmithing, war, navigation, agriculture, hunting, medicine, and the ars theatrica. In the 19th century it referred to fields of which some are now known as engineering. Use of the term was apparently an attempt to distinguish these fields from creative and artistic endeavors like the performing arts and the fine arts which were for the upper class of the time, and the intelligentsia. The mechanic arts were also considered practical fields for those that did not come from good families. Related phrases, "useful arts," or "applied arts" probably encompass the mechanic arts as well as craftsmanship in general. The most famous usage of the term "mechanic arts" is in the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mechanic arts in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mechanic arts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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