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Noun
/ˈmekəˌnizəm/,
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mechanisms, plural;
  1. A system of parts working together in a machine; a piece of machinery
    • - the gunner injured his arm in the turret mechanism
  2. A natural or established process by which something takes place or is brought about
    • - we have no mechanism for assessing the success of forwarded inquiries
    • - the mechanism by which genes build bodies
  3. A contrivance in the plot of a literary work
    • - his Irma La Douce is a musical based on the farce mechanism
  4. The doctrine that all natural phenomena, including life and thought, allow mechanical explanation by physics and chemistry


  1. the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
  2. the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
  3. a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function; "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"
  4. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
  5. device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
  6. Mechanism is a death metal band from Canada (Vancouver, British Columbia). Their debut album is called Inspired horrorific and combines death metal with progressive.
  7. In biology, a mechanism is part of an answer to a question about why some object or process occurred. Thus mechanism refers back from the object or process, along some chain of causation. No description of mechanism is ever complete. ...
  8. A mechanism is a combination of resistant bodies, so interconnected that by applying force or motion to one or more of those bodies, some of those bodies are caused to perform desired work accompanied by desired motions.
  9. In horology, a movement is the internal mechanism of a clock or watch, as opposed to the case, which encloses and protects the movement, and the face which displays the time. The term originated with mechanical timepieces, whose movements are made of many moving parts. ...
  10. Mechanism is the belief that natural wholes (principally living things) are like machines or artifacts, composed of parts lacking any intrinsic relationship to each other, and with their order imposed from without. ...
  11. During the last decade there has been a growing interest in social mechanisms and mechanism-based explanations, not only in sociology and the social sciences but also in philosophy of science, particularly philosophy of biology.
  12. Within a machine or machinery; any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power; Any combination of cams, gears, links, belts, chains and logical mechanical elements; A group of objects or parts that interact together. ...
  13. (Mechanisms) Cam · Connecting rod · Crank · Crank substitute · Crankshaft · Scotch Yoke · Swashplate · Rhombic drive
  14. (Mechanisms) selection - genetic drift - gene flow - mutation
  15. The arrangement of the component parts and the manner in which they perform to achieve the required security and differing when operated by its key.
  16. 1. A particular technique or technology for delivering a function. Examples might be a telephone, a computer, or an electronic mail service. 2. Resources that enable or facilitate the step/sequence in a test scenario.
  17. A method through which social change occurs; a way in which a cause is expressed. For example, a well known mechanism is that the public becomes disturbed about an issue, and votes in a new government, which changes a law, which is generally obeyed. ...
  18. System of interconnected parts that produces regular changes.
  19. Belief that science can explain all natural phenomena in terms of the causal interactions among material particles, without any reference to intelligent agency or purpose. ...
  20. is a set of rules or procedures designed to bring about a certain outcome through the interaction of a number of agents.
  21. Operating system entry point or separate operating system support program that performs a specific action or related group of actions. [AJP][FCv1] (see also program, system)
  22. The sequence of steps by which reactants are converted into products.
  23. A noun for something that makes something move, made up of cogs, cams and shafts.
  24. There is no constant meaning in the history of
  25. the doctrine that all events and thoughts follow the laws of mechanics.