English - Vietnamese Dictionary
mechanism /'mekənizm/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- máy móc, cơ cấu, cơ chế ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
- the mechanism of government: cơ cấu chính quyền
- kỹ thuật, kỹ xảo
- the mechanism of a pianist: kỹ xảo của một người chơi pianô
- (triết học) thuyết cơ giới
+the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
+the technical aspects of doing something
+a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function
+(philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
+device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
Advanced English Dictionary
1 device, appliance, contrivance, apparatus, instrument, machine:
This mechanism will detonate the bomb at the right moment.
2 machinery, workings, works, structure, system, organization, arrangement:
Astrophysicists can offer only an imperfect account of the mechanism of the universe
3 way, means, method, procedure, approach, technique, medium, process, agency:
We shall use every mechanism at our disposal to have the case heard by a different judge
4 materialism, mechanicalism, physicalism, logical positivism, identity theory, monism:
His notions of mechanism reject the idea of free-thinking individualism.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a set of moving parts in a machine that performs a task: a delicate watch mechanism + The mechanism for locking the door of the washing machine is childproof.
2 a method or a system for achieving sth: mechanisms for dealing with complaints from the general public + The college has established an effective student support mechanism.
See also - ERM
3 a system of parts in a living thing that together perform a particular function: the balance mechanism in the ears + Pain acts as a natural defence mechanism.
1 part of a machine
firing, locking, steering, trigger, winding
MECHANISM + VERB
The door locking mechanism doesn't work.
2 how sth works
an effective mechanism for enforcing the rules
| underlying | complex | social
VERB + MECHANISM
The system provides a mechanism whereby information is channelled into the market.
MECHANISM + VERB
operate, work | allow sth, ensure sth
by/through the ~ of
The government is held accountable through the mechanism of regular general elections.
| ~ for
a mechanism for dealing with complaints
3 system of parts/behaviour that performs a function
avoidance, control, defence, escape, survival
The body has defence mechanisms against many diseases.
| cellular, genetic, immunological, molecular, neural, physiological, psychological, etc.
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