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mechanism

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmek.ə.nɪ.zəm/

mechanism noun [C] (MACHINE PART)

C1 a part of a machine, or a set of parts that work together: These automatic cameras have a special focusing mechanism.

mechanism noun [C] (SYSTEM)

C1 a way of doing something that is planned or part of a system: The mechanism for collecting taxes needs revising.

mechanism noun [C] (BEHAVIOUR)

a part of your behaviour that helps you to deal with a difficult situation: She's actually kind of insecure, and her rudeness is just a defence mechanism.
Translations of “mechanism”
in Korean 기계 장치…
in Arabic آلية…
in Portuguese mecanismo…
in Catalan mecanisme…
in Japanese メカニズム…
in Italian meccanismo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器零件, 機械零件, 機械裝置…
in Russian механизм, способ…
in Turkish bir aletin mekanik parçası/bölümü, tertibat, düzenek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器部件, 机械部件, 机械装置…
in Polish mechanizm…
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