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Definition of the noun mechanism
What does mechanism mean as a name of something?
Mechanism is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: mechanisms
- the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
- example: he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
- lexical domain: Natural Processes - nouns denoting natural processes
- synonym of mechanism: chemical mechanism
- more generic terms: chemical action / chemical change / chemical process = any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
- more specific term: biochemical mechanism = a chemical mechanism involved in vital processes occurring in living organisms
- the technical aspects of doing something
- a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
- examples: the mechanism of the ear | the mechanism of infection
- lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
- more generic term: natural object = an object occurring naturally
- more specific terms:
- barrier = anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
- transmission mechanism = any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being
- biological clock = an innate mechanism in living organisms that controls the periodicity of many physiological functions
- (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
- device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- more generic word: device = an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
- more specific terms:
- action mechanism / action = the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
- actuator = a mechanism that puts something into automatic action
- automaton / golem / robot = a mechanism that can move automatically
- axis of rotation / axis = the center around which something rotates
- carriage = a machine part that carries something else
- cartridge ejector / ejector = a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
- cartridge extractor / cartridge remover / extractor = a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
- clockwork = any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring
- controller / control = a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
- cooling system / cooling = a mechanism for keeping something cool
- delayed action = a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture
- drive = a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
- drive line system / drive line = mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
- fail-safe = a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
- film advance = a mechanism for advancing film in a camera or projector
- gear mechanism / gear = a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose
- homing device = the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective
- hydraulic system = a mechanism operated by the resistance offered or the pressure transmitted when a liquid is forced through a small opening or tube
- ignition system / ignition = the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
- lock = a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
- mechanical device = mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
- radiator = a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate
- rotating mechanism = a mechanism that rotates
- steering linkage = mechanism consisting of a system of rods and levers connected to the front wheels of a motor vehicle
- steering mechanism / steering system = a mechanism by which something is steered
- tape transport / tape drive / transport = a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
- whirler = a revolving mechanism
- workings / works = the internal mechanism of a device
Alternative definition of the noun mechanism
- Within a machine or machinery; any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power
- Any combination of cams, gears, links, belts, chains and logical mechanical elements
- A group of objects or parts that interact together. (as in Political machine)
- A mental, physical or chemical process.
- [philosophy] A theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes.
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Phrases with Mechanism
- gear mechanism
- action mechanism
- escape mechanism
- firing mechanism
- Geneva Mechanism
- control mechanism
- defence mechanism
- defense mechanism
- chemical mechanism
- Reaction mechanism
- rotating mechanism
- steering mechanism
- biochemical mechanism
- transmission mechanism
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mechanism
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Scramjet Propulsion (2001)
by E. T. Curran
A detailed reaction mechanism is a verified and validated comprehensive kinetic mechanism that contains sufficient detail to reproduce a wide range of observed trends. A skeleton reaction mechanism is a subset of a detailed kinetic ...
Cancer Disparities (2011)
Causes and Evidence-Based Solutions by Holly Matto, PhD, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, PhD, Michelle Ballan, PhD, Ronit Elk, Ph.D., Hope Landrine, Ph.D., American Cancer Society
A second mechanism is the significantly higher availability of tobacco in inner-city neighborhoods, that is, the greater number and density of convenience stores and tobacco shops, both strongly associated with increased tobacco use ( Chuang ...
by Graham Patrick
A positive charge on oxygen is not very stable and so the second stage in the mechanism is the loss of a proton. Both electrons in the O–H bond move onto the oxygen to restore a second lone pair of electrons and thus neutralize the charge.
SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Distributed Information Retrieval, Toronto, Canada, August 1, 2003, Revised Selected and Invited Papers by Jamie Callan, Fabio Crestani, Mark Sanderson
Protocol: The second mechanism is the Apoidea protocol, including the partitioning of the web crawling jobs and the lookup algorithm. In Apoidea every peer participates in the process of crawling the Web, and any peer can post a new URL to ...
The Pious Sinner (1991)
Ethics and Aesthetics in the Medieval Hasidic Narrative by Tamar Alexander-Frizer
One balancing mechanism is the placement of the tale. This tale about love of God is located in Book of the Fear of Cod, where love without awe and fear is rejected. The reader's approbation of the herdsman's expression of love for God is ...
Handbook of Crystal Growth (2014)
Fundamentals by Tatau Nishinaga
The mechanism is that the dissolved ionic species build up an electric double layer adjacent to the electrode surface. The double layer is then disrupted due to the presence of charged colloidal particles, giving rise to a spatially varying free ...
by Bernard R. Gifford
A third mechanism is the public reporting of information about test performance— testing for public accountability. Examples include annual publication in local newspapers of achievement score averages for area schools, or the secretary of ...
Documents from F. Taylor Ostrander at Oxford, John R. Commons' Reasonable Value, and Clarence E. Ayres' Last Course (2008)
by Warren J. Samuels, F. Taylor Ostrander, Clarence Edwin Ayres
A mechanism is a device through which one kind of energy is changed into another kind of energy.
Such a mechanism is the outcome of mental and physical experiments, and it is also by means of such experiments and machines that we ...
by Michael M. Ohadi, Kyosung Choo, Serguei Dessiatoun, Edvin Cetegen
The first mechanism is the heat transfer through the incoming and outgoing fluid streams in the neighboring inlet and outlet feed channels. Here, a temperature gradient forms due to the temperature difference in the fluid streams, where fluid ...
by Pamela Gossin
Joseph Duemer Mechanism. The philosophical system explaining natural processes using metaphors drawn from machines. Mechanism eliminates the spiritual properties associated with organicism or vitalism, leaving a lawful, structured ...
The second mechanism, proposed by Iribarne and Thomson in 1976, assumes that the electric field at the surface of the progeny droplets produced by the last fission process reaches a critical value at which ionic analytes start to 'evaporate' ...
If the child is too big, the effect on labour is the same as if the pelvis were generally contracted; if the child is below the average size, it may come through a contracted pelvis without difficulty or altered mechanism. In considering the slighter ...
The Multilingual Lexicon (2007)
by Jasone Cenoz, Britta Hufeisen, U. Jessner
MECHANISM. IN. L3. VOCABULARY. ACQUISITION. 1. INTRODUCTION The human capacity to categorise new information on the basis of similarity with existing knowledge representations is, perhaps, the most important organising principle ...
by Lee, In
Frequently Asked Questions Mechanism • Mechanism to Save Product/ Service for Future Purchase • Responses for Individual Questions • Accessible Product Literature and News Reports • Product/Service Variety • Product/Service Meeting ...
by Chris Park, Michael Allaby
Kyoto mechanism KYOTO PROTOCOL An international agreement that sets limits on the *emission of *greenhouse gases into the *atmosphere, in order to reduce the threat of *global warming by *air pollution. It was drawn up under the ...
Dictionary of Military Terms (2009)
by U.S. Department of Defense
safety and arming mechanism — (*) A dual function ...
by John Clark
European Exchange Rate Mechanism See Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Trade association, established in 1960 between several west European countries, some of whom left when they joined ...
An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate American Railway Signals, Their Parts, Attachments and Details of Construction, with Descriptions of Methods of Operation and Some Illustrations of British Signals and Practice by Railway Signal Association, Braman Blanchard Adams, Rodney Hitt, Arthur David Cloud, Harold Hoyt Simmons
not only prevents the Jar to the blade when It reaches the horizontal position, but also drives out the accumulated dead air from the case, keeping the mechanism dry and free from moisture. This signal will operate in two or three positions and ...
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Telescope on display in Stockholm's old observatory.
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This greenhouse was fabricated on the east coast and shipped to Seattle all for a cost of $500.
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- Metalic Mechanism
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- Mechanism Macro
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- PSP MECHANISM
Mecanica de la unidad UMD de la consola PSP
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- Antikythera mechanism
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Video language resources about Mechanism
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- Automobile Differential Mechanism Explanation
In automobiles and other wheeled vehicles, the differential allows each of the .... They employ a mechanism for allowing the planetary gears to be locked.
- Elevator mechanism explanation
Elevator mechanism explanation.
- CargoGlide CG1000 Latch Mechanism explanation
Explanation of how the CargoGlide CG1000 and CG1500HD latch mechanism works and how to adjust it.
- Necroptosis : Definition, Features, Mechanism & Examples (HD)
A brief discussion on necroptosis. Topics include: - Definition - Features - Mechanism - Morphology - Examples.
- NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation: Correlation vs. Causation
Tina Grotzer from Harvard University talks about connections among practices in the NGSS, Common Core Math, and Common Core ELA. In other words, what's ...
- Nerve Impulse Molecular Mechanism Explanation
- Four Bar Chain Mechanism - Rotational Direction Explanation
A Demonstration of in what directions Links rotates. Here it is given for Anti clock wise direction And for the Clock wise direction Rotational direction will change ...
- Mechanism Meaning
Video shows what mechanism means. Within a machine or machinery; any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or ...
- FRC Team 3939's Lift Mechanism Explanation
- Death Meaning, Manner, Mechanism, Cause, Time
- NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation: Pattern and Mechanism
The Podcast: Pattern and Mechanism in NGSS is a segment of the Web Seminar: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation, ...
- Easiest explanation on blood clotting mechanism
- Enzymes mechanism of action and animated explanation
Mini lecture describing the action of enzymes and how they help lower activation energy.
- Traversing Mechanism Explanation
Explanation of how the traversing mechanism of a mortar rotates the tube as well as the dovetail and the sight unit. :) FINALLY!
- Long Sn2 Alkyl Halid mechanism explanation
- Definition & Mechanism of Co ordinate Bonding
- Control mechanism Meaning
Video shows what control mechanism means. Any mechanical (or other) system used to keep one or more variable parameters constant, or within specified ...
- 5. A Magical mechanism... an explanation of evolution
Evolution is musunderstood. Understanding how it really works has a huge impact on meaning. Part 5 of a series of 16 looking at the meaning of life. All videos ...
- 2014: Launching Mechanism Explanation
- Kei Hong Addison Wong - Mechanism and Meaning
In Feb. 2012, Esteli Gomez (Soprano) and Grace Ho (Pianist) premiered a song written by Kei Hong Addison Wong, text by Hau-Wei Chang, in Beall Hall at the ...
- Mechanism Description
Technical Reporting 2013 Mechanism Description Video.
- Oral Mechanism Exam for Speech Language Pathology
An oral mechanism examination is a medical evaluation designed to assess the physical condition and function of the mouth and related structures.
- Mechanism Description
Lyndsey Anderson's Mechanism Description for Technical Reporting Online CVTC.
- Oral Mechanism Examination for Speech-Language Pathology
This is an example of an Oral Mechanism Examination for Speech-Language Pathology.
- Team 5 Click Pen Mechanism Description
This is a brief video that attempts to demonstrate how a click pen mechanism functions.
- Mechanism Description Timothy DuPont
- Reelcraft Series 4000/5000/5005 latching mechanism description
Reelcraft Industries, Inc. - 4000/5000/5005 Series latching mechanism description.
- Mechanism Description Speech Dillin Brissette
The mechanism description of a deep fryer.
- Mechanism Description
Amanda Curtis Visual for Speech.
- Mechanism Description Presentation Kevin Olson
Presentation for a computer tower.
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Quotes about Mechanism
The purpose of the UN mechanism, this inspection mechanism, is not to engage in a cat and mouse game with Saddam Hussein and try to find weapons that the Iraqi government is working on concealing. (Douglas Feith)
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Scrabble value of M3E1C3H4A1N1I1S1M3
The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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