Definitions for mechanism

Definitions for (noun) mechanism

Main entry: mechanics, mechanism

Definition: the technical aspects of doing something

Usage: a mechanism of social control; mechanisms of communication; the mechanics of prose style

Main entry: mechanism

Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

Main entry: mechanism

Definition: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes

Main entry: mechanism

Definition: a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

Usage: the mechanism of the ear; the mechanism of infection

Main entry: mechanism, chemical mechanism

Definition: the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction

Usage: he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions

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