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Action Mechanism

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Definition of the noun action mechanism

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  1. the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of action mechanism: action
    • more generic word: mechanism = device consisting of a piece of machinery
    • more specific terms:
      • firing mechanism / gunlock = the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
      • movement = the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism
      • piano action = action consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed
      • slide action / pump action = action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun
    • part of: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity; keyboard = device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
    • part: key = a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Tribology (1990)

by C. Kajdas, E. Wilusz, S. Harvey

action mechanism of sulphur [414]. SULPHUR-CONTAINING ADDITIVES A class of the most important lubricant additives. They are particularly useful as extreme pressure agents, antiwear agents, and antioxidants. They include many types of ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide Music Dictionary (2010)

by Dr. Stanford Felix

action Mechanism on a musical instrument that transmits ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Vitamins and Pharmacochemistry (2006)

by Henry Philippsborn

d Wirkung fim Gebiet des Nephrons f action f dans la région du néphron p ação f na região do néfron 95 action mechanism of vitamins (Vit.) (Ref. to vitamin biochemistry.) ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

The additional quick action mechanism consists of the supplemental piston m, situated in the cylindrical chamber below the 6lide valve, an emergency valve n with a stem extending upward to the piston and a check valve o directly below the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The additional quick- action mechanism consists of the supplemental piston m, situated in the cylindrical chamber below the slide valve, an emergency valve «, with a stem extending upward to the piston, and a check valve o directly below the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (2017)

by Fathali M. Moghaddam

or those lacking in democratic culture and civic tradition, especially societies divided along ethnic and other cleavages, find it very difficult to create and maintain the collective action mechanism that is necessary for democracy to survive.

Google previewThe Max Weber Dictionary (2016)

Key Words and Central Concepts, Second Edition by Richard Swedberg, Ola Agevall

means-end distinction See instrumentally rational action mechanism See social mechanisms Meinen See intention Meitzen, August (1822–1910) Agrarian historian and statistician who was the thesis adviser for Weber's Habilitation ( Weber ...

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