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Meaning & Definition of Mechanism in English

English

Mechanism

/mɛkənɪzəm/

noun

1. The atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction

  • "He determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
    synonym:
  • mechanism
  • ,
  • chemical mechanism

2. The technical aspects of doing something

  • "A mechanism of social control"
  • "Mechanisms of communication"
  • "The mechanics of prose style"
    synonym:
  • mechanism
  • ,
  • mechanics

3. A natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

  • "The mechanism of the ear"
  • "The mechanism of infection"
    synonym:
  • mechanism

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

    synonym:
  • mechanism

5. Device consisting of a piece of machinery

  • Has moving parts that perform some function
    synonym:
  • mechanism