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mechanisms

noun
plural of mechanism

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1 a mechanical part or group of parts used to perform a specific task
  • The printer's paper feeding mechanism is jammed.

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2 a series of actions used to achieve an end
  • She was stunned to learn that there was no mechanism in place to remedy the problem.

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“Mechanisms.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mechanisms. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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