- Mechanism Mech"an*ism, n. [Cf. F. m['e]canisme, L. mechanisma.
1. 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.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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