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American English: /ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm/
British English: /ˈmɛk(ə)nɪz(ə)m/

Translation of mechanism in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (of machine, brain)
    Example sentences
    • These two holes must be coordinated so the mechanism will properly fit together.
    • The slight hiss is, to my ears, about the same as the tape mechanism in my van - maybe even a bit less.
    • Our clock is a superb piece of engineering, and has a mechanism that is almost identical to Big Ben in London.
    1.2 (procedure)
    Example sentences
    • It is also of significance in new drug development based on the mechanism of Chinese medicine.
    • It pulverises those delicate social mechanisms that control our baser motives.
    • Rather, they encourage the body's own healing mechanisms to restore its natural equilibrium.
  • 2 uncountable (Philosophy)
    Example sentences
    • Much of this controversy stemmed from the argument of mechanism versus vitalism.
    • For Bergson, it is because the scientific pursuit is based on the principle of mechanism.
    • Yet mechanism and postmodernism are linked by a common distrust of human subjectivity.
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