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Overview of noun mechanism

The noun mechanism has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (8) mechanism, chemical mechanism

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

2. (3) mechanism, mechanics

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

3. (2) mechanism

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

4. mechanism

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

5. mechanism

(device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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