Definitions of mechanism

  1. the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the doctrine that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a natural object resembling a machine in structure and function; "the mechanism of the ear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The arrangement or relation of the parts of a machine; the parts of a machine, taken collectively; the arrangement or relation of the parts of anything as adapted to produce an effect; as, the mechanism of a watch; the mechanism of a sewing machine; the mechanism of a seed pod. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Mechanical operation or action. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An ideal machine; a combination of movable bodies constituting a machine, but considered only with regard to relative movements. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The relation of the working parts of an engine, etc.; construction of the works; as, the mechanism of a watch is most delicate; operation of the parts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The construction of a machine: the arrangement and action of its parts, by which it produces a given result. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Structure of a machine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Machinery; a machine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The structure of a machine; mechanical construction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The structure of the parts of a machine, and the manner in which these are put together to answer its design; the parts composing a machine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for mechanism

  1. A well- directed blow shattered the mechanism of the delicate wheel. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  2. It was always funny to hear their friend talk to her machine as if a heart really did beat in his throbbing mechanism – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes