Meaning of mechanism

Definition of mechanism

(noun) the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function; "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"
(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

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