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mechanism
n. device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
Mechanism
n. [the structure of elements performing a function, esp. in a machine]
mechanism
n. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
mechanics, mechanism
n. the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
chemical mechanism, mechanism
n. the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
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setup
n. the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
equipment
n. an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
implement
n. instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
utensil
n. an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
motorcar, machine, automobile, auto, car
n. a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
process, procedure
n. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
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