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mechanism

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmekənɪzəm/
a part of a machine, or a set of parts that work together: The elevator has a safety mechanism which prevents it from falling.
a way of doing something that is planned or part of a system: a mechanism to do sth We need to develop a mechanism to keep freelancers supplied with work. The book proposes a mechanism for resolving work disputes. a defence/coping/survival mechanism an effective/elaborate/useful mechanism a control/monitoring mechanism → See also exchange rate mechanism, price mechanism
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