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mechanism

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmekənɪzəm/
PART OF EQUIPMENT a part of a piece of equipment that does a particular job: The clock's winding mechanism had broken.Engines and motorsThe engine and engine parts
SYSTEM a system for achieving something, or the way that a system works: We need a mechanism for resolving this sort of dispute.Ways of achieving things
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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