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Definition of Mechanism

Mechanism

  1. The arrangement or relation of the parts of a machine; the parts of a machine, taken collectively; the arrangement or relation of the parts of anything as adapted to produce an effect; as, the mechanism of a watch; the mechanism of a sewing machine; the mechanism of a seed pod.
  2. Mechanical operation or action.
  3. An ideal machine; a combination of movable bodies constituting a machine, but considered only with regard to relative movements.

Mechanism Quotations

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.
Jay Inslee

A very powerful mechanism to get elected is to play on anger and pick those wedge issues.
Justin Trudeau

Bad things happen. And the human brain is especially adept at making sure that we keep track of these events. This is an adaptive mechanism important for survival.
David Perlmutter

You're talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face.
Erik Qualman

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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Mechanism Translations

mechanism in German is Mechanismus
mechanism in Italian is ordigno
mechanism in Spanish is mecanismo
mechanism in Swedish is mekanism
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