mechanism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mechanism" in British English

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mechanismnoun [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 ​automaticcameras 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 forcollectingtaxesneedsrevising.

mechanism noun [C] (BEHAVIOUR)

a ​part of ​yourbehaviour that ​helps you to ​deal with a ​difficultsituation: She's ​actuallykind of ​insecure, and her ​rudeness is just a defence mechanism.
(Definition of mechanism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mechanism" in American English

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mechanismnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmek·əˌnɪz·əm/

mechanism noun [C] (MACHINE PART)

a ​part of a ​machine, or a set of ​parts that ​work together: Automatic ​cameras have a ​specialfocusing mechanism.

mechanism noun [C] (SYSTEM)

a way of doing something, esp. one that is ​planned or ​part of a ​system: The mechanism for ​collectingtaxesneedsrevising.
(Definition of mechanism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mechanism" in Business English

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mechanismnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​keepfreelancerssupplied with ​work. The ​bookproposes a mechanism for resolvingworkdisputes. a defence/coping/​survival mechanism an effective/elaborate/useful mechanism a control/​monitoring mechanism
(Definition of mechanism from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mechanism”
in Arabic آلية…
in Korean 기계 장치…
in Portuguese mecanismo…
in Catalan mecanisme…
in Japanese メカニズム…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机器部件, 机械部件, 机械装置…
in Turkish bir aletin mekanik parçası/bölümü, tertibat, düzenek…
in Russian механизм, способ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機器零件, 機械零件, 機械裝置…
in Italian meccanismo…
in Polish mechanizm…
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