Associations to the word «Mechanism»


MECHANISM, noun. (within a machine or machinery) any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power.
MECHANISM, noun. Any combination of cams, gears, links, belts, chains and logical mechanical elements.
MECHANISM, noun. A group of objects or parts that interact together. (as in Political machine)
MECHANISM, noun. A mental, physical, or chemical process.
MECHANISM, noun. (philosophy) A theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King