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Definition 1: the technical aspects of doing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where mechanism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a mechanism of social control
  • mechanisms of communication
  • the mechanics of prose style

Synonyms for mechanism in the sense of this definition

(mechanism is a kind of ...) the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it

"they criticised his performance as mayor" "experience generally improves performance"

Definition 2: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function - [noun denoting artifact]

(mechanism is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of mechanism ) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

"the piano had a very stiff action"

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

(... is a kind of mechanism ) the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism operated by the resistance offered or the pressure transmitted when a liquid is forced through a small opening or tube

(... is a kind of mechanism ) the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

(... is a kind of mechanism ) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that rotates

(... is a kind of mechanism ) mechanism consisting of a system of rods and levers connected to the front wheels of a motor vehicle; the steering gear pushes it left or right which swivels the front wheels, causing the vehicle to turn

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a revolving mechanism

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism for advancing film in a camera or projector

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that puts something into automatic action

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that can move automatically

(... is a kind of mechanism ) the center around which something rotates

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a machine part that carries something else

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector

(... is a kind of mechanism ) any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly" "I turned the controls over to her"

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism for keeping something cool

"the cooling was overhead fans"

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine

"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"

(... is a kind of mechanism ) mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of mechanism ) the internal mechanism of a device

Definition 3: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes - [noun denoting cognition]

(mechanism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(mechanism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 4: a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function - [noun denoting object]

Samples where mechanism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mechanism of the ear
  • the mechanism of infection

(mechanism is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of mechanism ) anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

(... is a kind of mechanism ) any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being

(... is a kind of mechanism ) an innate mechanism in living organisms that controls the periodicity of many physiological functions

Definition 5: the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction - [noun denoting process]

Samples where mechanism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions

Synonyms for mechanism in the sense of this definition

(mechanism is a kind of ...) (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

(... is a kind of mechanism ) a chemical mechanism involved in vital processes occurring in living organisms

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