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    mechanism

    mechanism - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mechanism

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