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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

Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It's basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it's wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore.
Bill Gates

Dishonesty is all about the small acts we can take and then think, 'No, this not real cheating.' So if you think that the main mechanism is rationalization, then what you come up with, and that's what we find, is that we're basically trying to balance feeling good about ourselves.
Dan Ariely

Obsessional does not necessarily mean sexual obsession, not even obsession for this, or for that in particular; to be an obsessional means to find oneself caught in a mechanism, in a trap increasingly demanding and endless.
Jacques Lacan

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.
Chuck Palahniuk

Empathy probably started out as a mechanism to improve maternal care. Mammalian mothers who were attentive to their young's needs were more likely to rear successful offspring.
Frans de Waal
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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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