Meaning of MECHANISM in English
n. 1 the structure or adaptation of parts of a machine. 2 a system of mutually adapted parts working together in or as in a machine. 3 the mode of operation of a process. 4 Art mechanical execution; technique. 5 Philos. the doctrine that all natural phenomena, including life, allow mechanical explanation by physics and chemistry.
[ mod.L mechanismus f. Gk (as MACHINE) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012