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mechanism

mech·an·ism

mechanism

 
 
pronunciation:
me k nih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the whole or parts of a machine, mechanical system, or device.
When the clock stopped, he wound the mechanism.
synonyms:
machine
similar words:
action, apparatus, device, instrument
definition 2: the working or moving part or process that causes a result.
Enzyme action is the mechanism by which food is digested.
synonyms:
process
similar words:
action, apparatus, engine, factor, motor, operation
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