Meaning of MECHANISM in English

MECHANISM

■ noun

1》 a piece of machinery.

2》 a process by which something takes place or is brought about.

3》 Philosophy the doctrine that all natural phenomena allow mechanical explanation by physics and chemistry.

Derivatives

mechanist noun

Origin

C17: from mod. L. ~us , from Gk mēkhanē (see machine ).

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