Synonyms of mechanism


1. mechanism, chemical mechanism, chemical process, chemical change, chemical action

usage: the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"

2. mechanism, mechanics, performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action

usage: the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"

3. mechanism, natural object

usage: a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function; "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"

4. mechanism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

usage: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes

5. mechanism, device

usage: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

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Definition and meaning of mechanism (Dictionary)