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  • nounmachine, device
  • nounmeans, method

synonyms for mechanism

  • instrument
  • structure
  • system
  • tool
  • apparatus
  • appliance
  • components
  • contrivance
  • doohickey
  • gadget
  • gears
  • gimmick
  • innards
  • machinery
  • motor
  • workings
  • works
  • black box
See also synonyms for: mechanisms
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How to use mechanism in a sentence

The wheezy, crazy mechanism of the car went to bits in unexpected places.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
In the same way the technical form and mechanism of production were presumed to respond to an automatic stimulus.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The attempt at social change threatens a social revolution in which the whole elaborate mechanism would burst into fragments.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The marvelous improvements in mechanism and tone production and control in 1886 to 1913 by Robt.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
The reader may judge of the perfection of mechanism in this plain-looking engine from the fact that a pole, with 150 lbs.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Directly any one of these be touched, the suitable bass mechanism is automatically thrown out of action.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
He there saw the organ by Fermis which induced him to take up that mechanism and develop it to its present perfection.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
Inside the case was some sort of a trigger mechanism operated by a button on the outside.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The inner workings of their corporeal mechanism is no mystery for him.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
They should state the physical structure or elements of mechanism by which the end or result is produced.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MECHANISM

  • bureaus
  • companies
  • departments
  • firms
  • offices
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