Mechanised Mechanisms

Mechanism

Meanings and phrases

mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; chemical mechanism
  2. the technical aspects of doing something; mechanics
  3. a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
  4. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
  5. device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

action mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; action

biochemical mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a chemical mechanism involved in vital processes occurring in living organisms

chemical mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; mechanism

defence mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires; defense mechanism; defense reaction; defence reaction; defense; defence

defense mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires; defense reaction; defence mechanism; defence reaction; defense; defence
E.g.
  • The insect secretes this substance as a defense mechanism.
  • She learns to talk and disables her electrical defense mechanism.
  • This is one of only a few theraphosid spiders that can stridulate as a major defense mechanism.

escape mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities

firing mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the action that ignites the charge in a firearm; gunlock

gear mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle); gear

rotating mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mechanism that rotates

steering mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle); steering system

transmission mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being

mechanism of action

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The mechanism of action of rufinamide is unknown.
  • Their mechanism of action differs slightly.
  • The exact mechanism of action is unknown.

exact mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The exact mechanism of action is unknown.
  • The exact mechanism by which this exchanger works is unclear.

reaction mechanism

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E.g.
  • The exact reaction mechanism of [NiFe] hydrogenases has been a matter of great debate.
  • The actual sequence of the individual elementary reactions is known as reaction mechanism.
  • The change in activation energy at 333 K can be ascribed to a change in reaction mechanism.

mechanism used

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E.g.
  • The Thiel mechanism used a spring and escapement (i.e.
  • Any adaptive mechanism used by the nervous system to repair itself after injury.
  • The most popular ones employed the IBM Selectric print mechanism used with a special APL type element.

control mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As a precaution against failure of the propeller pitch control mechanism the main engines were directly reversible.
  • It remains intransparent to the user when the permission is used by a program or app to access the data protected by the permission access control mechanism.
  • Further, this elite's control of llama herds became a powerful control mechanism as llamas were essential for carrying goods between the civic centre and the periphery.

locking mechanism

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It does not have a locking mechanism with it.
  • A metal locking mechanism running above the doors is retained.
  • The System I tremolo system uses a behind the nut string locking mechanism.

same mechanism

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E.g.
  • This is the same mechanism envisaged in article 1(1)(a) CISG.
  • Breese (1899) attributed monocular rivalry to the same mechanism as responsible for binocular rivalry.
  • Some, such as indapamide are considered thiazide-like diuretics, but do not necessarily have the same mechanism.

mechanism behind

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E.g.
  • The mechanism behind modern whale migration is debated.
  • Nature article about the mechanism behind this Jokic, 2006.
  • The mechanism behind the formation of various structures in active fluids is an area of active research.

proposed mechanism

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E.g.
  • This proposed mechanism is presented schematically below, adapted from Borchert, et.
  • One proposed mechanism linking vitamin D to Parkinson's disease involves the "Nurr 1" gene.
  • In the proposed mechanism the initial step is oxidative addition of the aryl halide forming an aryl–palladium intermediate.

underlying mechanism

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E.g.
  • The underlying mechanism involves atherosclerosis of the arteries of the heart.
  • An underlying mechanism appears to be present in the correlation of extinction and origination rates to diversity.
  • The complete blockage of a coronary artery caused by a rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque is usually the underlying mechanism of an MI.
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