Definitions for "Mechanism"
the doctrine that all the phenomena of the universe, particularly life, can ultimately be explained in terms of physics and chemistry : opposed to vitalism. doctrine vitalism
the doctrine that all events and thoughts follow the laws of mechanics.
The theory which maintains that the ultimate constituent particles of matter are homogeneous in character, actuated by purely mechanical forces which produce only local movement.
The series of causal relations that operate to produce an effect in any system; as, the mechanism of a chemical reaction.
a frequently occurring and easily recognizable causal pattern
a physical system operating according to causal, physical laws (including specific engineering principles)
Keywords:  cams, gear, rigid, megohm, whisk
a system of gears, cams, levers or pulleys working together Megohm one million ohms (M) Mercury metal which is liquid in it's normal state.
a constrained rigid body system in which one of the bodies is the frame
a set of mechanical components assembled together to perform a particular task e.g. a gear train to increase the speed of rotating parts as in a rotary whisk
This word is most often used in the context of device drivers. The mechanism of a device is the software functionality that the device can offer, irrespective of how the device is used. For example, the mechanism of an ethernet card is to receive and send data packages, nothing more. How the interpretation, routing, etc., are done is the policy of higher-level components: the same mechanism can be used to implement different network protocols.
Implementation details of a system.
an implementation
The manner in which a reaction proceeds. Mechanistic detail will include the movement of electrons, and will provide a step by step account of bonds formed and broken in a reaction.
A reaction mechanism is a series of elementary steps that satisfies two requirements: The sum of the elementary steps gives the overall, balanced equation. The mechanism agrees with the experimentally-determined rate law. See also: Elementary step
the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
The arrangement or relation of the parts of a machine; the parts of a machine, taken collectively; the arrangement or relation of the parts of anything as adapted to produce an effect; as, the mechanism of a watch; the mechanism of a sewing machine; the mechanism of a seed pod.
An ideal machine; a combination of movable bodies constituting a machine, but considered only with regard to relative movements.
the parts of a structure that allow it to work or function. A mechanism can turn one kind of force into another kind of force. Mechanisms can be combined to form a machine. A machine may increase the speed of an operation or increase the distance travelled; it may increase the force that operates. Machines use energy and produce work. Machines can only produce work when energy is supplied. Mechanisms use or create motion.
a process or technique for achieving a result
A software package that specifies cryptographic techniques to achieve data authentication or confidentiality. Examples: Kerberos V5, Diffie-Hellman public key.
Any process of the UN human rights system which receives and considers information about State practice. Mechanisms referred to in this handbook are rapporteurs, working groups, the 1503 procedure and treaty bodies.
a major architectural decision or invention concerning a general behavior of an application. For example, a mechanism could describe how part of the architecture ensures that a certain quality requirement is met.
The arrangement of the component parts and the manner in which they perform to achieve the required security and differing when operated by its key.
device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
Mechanical operation or action.
An indicator that is put in place to indicate the need to initiate or terminate specific action before a crisis occurs. At the action levels, the trigger elevation will initiate a series of actions that will culminate in the reduction of releases from the projects.
Means by which an effect is produced.
a tool that produces an effect
a tool that provides you with a list of your target market clientele
The metal framework that supports the horses and wooden platform, moves the horses up and down, and rotates the carousel.
Budget activity or grouping of related activities that may vary for different budget presentations. Mechanisms usually combine activity codes; for example, the training mechanism includes career fellowship (F), and training (T) activity codes. Other frequently used mechanisms are research project grants, small business grants, and contracts. Often used interchangeably with activity code; however, officially it refers to budget activities.
the process or technical aspect of something, which produces the end result.
n, -ic. Part of a game’s rule system that covers one general or specific aspect of the game.
a program or agent for executing those service requests on a set of arguments
a design pattern that applies to a society of class es