mechanism meaning

  • Mechanism may refer to:
  • Mechanism (engineering), rigid bodies connected by joints in order to accomplish a desired force and/or motion transmission
  • Mechanism (biology), explaining how a feature is created
  • Mechanism (philosophy), a theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes
  • Mechanism (sociology), a theory that all social phenomena can be explained by the existence of a deterministic mechanism
  • Mechanism (band), a death metal band from Canada

    Definition of mechanism in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmechanismsPREmé-SUF-ism
    1. (within a machine or machinery) any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power.
      1. Any combination of cams, gears, links, belts, chains and logical mechanical elements.
        1. A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.
      2. A group of objects or parts that interact together. (as in Political machine).
        1. A mental, physical, or chemical process.
          1. (philosophy) A theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • In particular, we give an analytical identification of the mechanisms responsible for the supernarrow peaks observed recently in the spectrum of a mechanical realization of the system.
              • The major mechanism by which extrasynaptically released serotonin seems to reach its targets involves its capture and later release by the surrounding glia.
              • A toggle joint, which used a lever system to multiply power, replaced the screw mechanism for forcing down the impression-forming platen.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Therefore, we hypothesize that Capn6 could be a myofusion marker which may participate in promoting in vitro differentiation of skeletal myoblasts through an unknown physiological mechanism.
              • This ability may protect the erythrocytes from the eryptosis elicited by osmotic shock when they move in the kidney, where a large gradient of urea is required for the urine concentrating mechanism.
              • To perform the repair it was necessary to disassemble most of the mechanism.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Morphemes
              • Suffixes
                • Words by suffix
                  • Words suffixed with -ism
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
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              Meaning of mechanism for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "mechanism" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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