Meaning of MECHANISM in English

MECHANISM

noun

1 part of a machine

ADJECTIVE

▪ firing , locking , steering , trigger , winding

VERB + MECHANISM

▪ activate

This activates the train's tilt ~.

▪ jam

The gun froze, jamming the ~.

MECHANISM + VERB

▪ operate , work

The door locking ~ doesn't work.

2 system/method

ADJECTIVE

▪ effective

an effective ~ for enforcing the rules

▪ exact , precise

Scientists have been unable to explain the exact ~ behind this effect.

▪ underlying

▪ complex , complicated

▪ simple

▪ alternative

He suggested an alternative ~ for providing public services.

▪ social

▪ avoidance , control , coping , defence/defense , escape , feedback , protective , repair , survival

The body has defence ~s against many diseases.

▪ cellular , genetic , immunological , molecular , neural , physiological , psychological , etc.

VERB + MECHANISM

▪ provide

The system provides a ~ whereby information is fed back into the market.

▪ propose , suggest

▪ investigate

▪ activate , trigger

This activates the body's thirst ~.

▪ control , govern , regulate

physiological ~s regulating the release of hormones

MECHANISM + VERB

▪ operate , work

▪ allow sth , ensure sth

PREPOSITION

▪ by the ~ of , through the ~ of

The government is held accountable through the ~ of regular general elections.

▪ ~ for

a ~ for dealing with complaints

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .