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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 special focusing mechanism.
  • mechanism noun [C] (SYSTEM)

a way of doing something, esp. one that is planned or part of a system: The mechanism for collecting taxes needs revising.
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mechanismnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmekənɪzəm/ us  
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
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