Synonyms for mechanism

Synonyms for (noun) mechanism

Synonyms: mechanics, mechanism

Definition: the technical aspects of doing something

Usage: a mechanism of social control; mechanisms of communication; the mechanics of prose style

Similar words: performance, carrying into action, carrying out, execution

Definition: the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it

Usage: they criticised his performance as mayor; experience generally improves performance

Synonyms: mechanism

Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water

Synonyms: mechanism

Definition: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes

Similar words: philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Definition: a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

Synonyms: mechanism

Definition: a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

Usage: the mechanism of the ear; the mechanism of infection

Similar words: natural object

Definition: an object occurring naturally; not made by man

Synonyms: mechanism, chemical mechanism

Definition: the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction

Usage: he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions

Similar words: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

Definition: (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

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