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1. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction.

Synonyms

  • chemical action
  • chemical change
  • chemical mechanism
  • biochemical mechanism

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • defense
  • dangerous

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

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2. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] the technical aspects of doing something.

Synonyms

  • execution
  • mechanics
  • carrying out
  • performance

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

3. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function.

Synonyms

  • transmission mechanism
  • barrier
  • natural object

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • stabilisation
  • stabilization

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

4. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function.

Synonyms

  • control
  • drive
  • cartridge remover
  • gear
  • steering linkage
  • actuator
  • mechanical device
  • action
  • whirler
  • delayed action
  • extractor
  • tape drive
  • action mechanism
  • cartridge ejector
  • cooling
  • drive line system
  • ignition system
  • clockwork
  • robot
  • axis of rotation
  • drive line
  • fail-safe
  • steering system
  • workings
  • golem
  • tape transport
  • steering mechanism
  • device
  • radiator
  • axis
  • automaton
  • gear mechanism
  • hydraulic system
  • cartridge extractor
  • controller
  • transport
  • lock
  • carriage
  • ignition
  • film advance
  • ejector
  • rotating mechanism
  • works
  • homing device

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness
  • walk
  • stay in place
  • pull

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

5. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes.

Synonyms

  • philosophical doctrine

Antonyms

  • rotor
  • activation

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)
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