Definitions of mechanism:
  • noun:   the technical aspects of doing something
    Example: "A mechanism of social control"
  • noun:   device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
  • noun:   (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
  • noun:   a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
    Example: "The mechanism of the ear"
  • noun:   the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    Example: "He determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"

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