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  Definition of mechanism
  1. the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
  2. device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
  3. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
  4. a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function; "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"
  5. the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
Similar Words: mechanics, chemical mechanism

 

Hyponyms: action, action mechanism, actuator, automaton, robot, golem, axis, axis of rotation, carriage, cartridge ejector, ejector, cartridge extractor, cartridge remover, extractor, clockwork, control, controller, cooling system, cooling, delayed action, drive, drive line, drive line system, film advance, gear, gear mechanism, homing device, hydraulic system, ignition, ignition system, lock, mechanical device, radiator, rotating mechanism, steering linkage, steering system, steering mechanism, tape drive, tape transport, transport, whirler, works, workings, barrier, transmission mechanism, biological clock, biochemical mechanism

 

Anagrams: mechanics, mischance, achimenes, mechanise

 

 
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