More definitions of "mechanism":
- (noun): A natural object resembling a machine in structure or function.
Example: "The mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"
- (noun): The atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction.
Synonyms: chemical mechanism
- (noun): Device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function.
- (noun): The technical aspects of doing something.
Example: "A mechanism of social control"
Famous quotes containing the word mechanism:
“A mechanism of some kind stands between us and almost every act of our lives.”
—Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 3, ch. 2 (1962)
“Ive never known a Philadelphian who wasnt a downright character; possibly a defense mechanism resulting from the dullness of their native habitat.”
—Anita Loos (18881981)
“The law isnt justice. Its a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.”
—Raymond Chandler (18881959)