- the view that all natural processes are explicable in terms of classical mechanics.
- the view that all biological processes may be described in physicochemical terms.
Origin of mechanism
OTHER WORDS FROM mechanismmech·a·nis·mic, adjectivean·ti·mech·an·ism, noun
How to use mechanism in a sentence
Other candidates, like the one from the American firm Novavax, use a protein-based mechanism.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
That defense mechanism may have served its purpose for many years, but he may have realized that it no longer serves him, or the world.Are You Yoda or Darth Vader? - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Brian Gallagher|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
It took years for Moderna’s scientists to create a mechanism to deliver this genetic material effectively into human cells.
One of the things that we really have to do is to look at production mechanisms or production methods that actually cost much less energy.
A critical set of these mechanisms involve genetic exchange.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Caleb Scharf|August 12, 2020|Nautilus
It is entirely possible for some of these mechanisms to be functioning while others have ceased.
The book rejects capitalism, market mechanisms, and even, seemingly, profit motives and corporate governance.Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ Will Change Nothing|Michael Signer|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The White House argues that most of the mechanisms already are in place to ensure these goals are carried out.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment|Ben Leung|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this way, certain cognitive mechanisms can act like a hammer too eager for nails.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Simply tap on your own screen, and haptic feedback mechanisms in the watch will transfer the gesture to the wrist of your friend.Bigger, Bolder, and Better Than Ever: Steve Jobs Would Be Proud of Today's Apple|Kyle Chayka|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The muscular mechanisms used by the singer and speaker are of the skeletal variety.
Such delicate mechanisms can also be easily injured or hopelessly ruined; and, as a matter of fact, this is being done daily.
The lower we descend in the animal scale the more simple are the mechanisms by which results are attained.
In each case the ideas are converted into performance, the results attained, by the exercise of neuro-muscular mechanisms.
The Machine is very expensive to maintain in operation, and so is every one of the little mechanisms of which it is composed.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for mechanism
- the doctrine that human action can be explained in purely physical terms, whether mechanical or biological
- the explanation of phenomena in causal rather than teleological or essentialist terms
- the view that the task of science is to seek such explanations
- strict determinismCompare dynamism, vitalism
- the ways in which psychological forces interact and operate
- a structure having an influence on the behaviour of a person, such as a defence mechanism