Synsets for "mechanism"

Synset: mechanism.n.01

Synonyms: mechanism

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction

Examples: he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions

Lemmas: mechanism chemical_mechanism

Hypernym: chemical_process

Hyponym: biochemical_mechanism

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Synset: mechanism.n.02

Synonyms: mechanism

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: the technical aspects of doing something

Examples: a mechanism of social control | mechanisms of communication | the mechanics of prose style

Lemmas: mechanism mechanics

Hypernym: performance

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Synset: mechanism.n.03

Synonyms: mechanism

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

Examples: the mechanism of the ear | the mechanism of infection

Lemmas: mechanism

Hypernym: natural_object

Hyponym: barrier biological_clock transmission_mechanism

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Synset: mechanism.n.04

Synonyms: mechanism

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes

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Lemmas: mechanism

Hypernym: philosophical_doctrine

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Synset: mechanism.n.05

Synonyms: mechanism

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

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Lemmas: mechanism

Hypernym: device

Hyponym: action actuator automaton axis carriage cartridge_ejector cartridge_extractor clockwork control cooling_system delayed_action drive drive_line fail-safe film_advance gear homing_device hydraulic_system ignition lock mechanical_device radiator rotating_mechanism steering_linkage steering_system tape_drive whirler works

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Optimal mechanism In economics, "optimal mechanism" refers to the mechanism
Mechanism (engineering) A mechanism is usually a piece of a larger process or mechanical system. Sometimes an entire machine may be referred to as a mechanism. Examples are the steering mechanism in a car, or the winding mechanism of a wristwatch.
Bartell mechanism The Bartell mechanism is a pseudorotational mechanism similar to the Berry mechanism. It occurs only in molecules with a pentagonal bipyramidal molecular geometry, such as IF. This mechanism was first predicted by H. B. Bartell. The mechanism exchanges the axial atoms with one pair of the equatorial atoms with an energy requirement of about 2.7 kcal/mol. Similarly to the Berry mechanism in square planar molecules, the symmetry of the intermediary phase of the vibrational mode is "chimeric" of other mechanisms; it displays characteristics of the Berry mechanism, a "lever" mechanism seen in pseudorotation of disphenoidal molecules, and a "turnstile" mechanism (which can be seen in trigonal bipyramidal molecules under certain conditions).
Hoberman mechanism Hoberman mechanism is a deployable mechanism. This mechanism allows circumferential actuation to generate radial motion. Kinematic theory of hoberman mechanism has found application in creating deployable structures for space. The mechanism has one degree of freedom. However in case of singularity they can gain extra degree of freedom.
Vickrey–Clarke–Groves mechanism Every mechanism in the VCG family is a truthful mechanism, that is, a mechanism where bidding the true valuation is a dominant strategy.
Juxtaglomerular apparatus "[[Tubuloglomerular feedback#Mechanism|TGF mechanism]].
Distributed algorithmic mechanism design Distributed algorithmic mechanism design (DAMD) is an extension of algorithmic mechanism design.
Incentive compatibility Every DSIC mechanism is also BNIC, but a BNIC mechanism may exist even if no DSIC mechanism exists.
Lindemann mechanism In chemical kinetics, the Lindemann mechanism, sometimes called the Lindemann-Hinshelwood mechanism, is a schematic reaction mechanism. Frederick Lindemann proposed the concept in 1922 and Cyril Hinshelwood developed it.
Plasmid partition system The mechanism is similar to a treadmill mechanism:
Hydrogenation On solids, the accepted mechanism is the Horiuti-Polanyi mechanism:
Plasmid partition system The mechanism of partition involved here is a pushing mechanism:
Berry mechanism The Berry mechanism, or Berry pseudorotation mechanism, is a type of vibration causing molecules of certain geometries to isomerize by exchanging the two axial ligands (see Figure at right) for two of the equatorial ones. It is the most widely accepted mechanism for pseudorotation. It most commonly occurs in trigonal bipyramidal molecules, such as PF, though it can also occur in molecules with a square pyramidal geometry. The Berry mechanism is named after R. Stephen Berry, who first described this mechanism in 1960.
Grotthuss mechanism The Grotthuss mechanism is now a general name for the proton-hopping mechanism. In liquid water the solvation of the excess proton is idealized by two forms: the HO (Eigen cation) or HO (Zundel cation). While the transport mechanism is believed to involve the inter-conversion between these two solvation structures, the details of the hopping and transport mechanism is still debated.
Price mechanism In economics, a price mechanism is the manner in which the prices of commodities affect the demand and supply of goods and services. A price mechanism affects both buyers and sellers who negotiate prices of goods or services. A price mechanism or market-based mechanism comprises a wide variety of ways to match up buyers and sellers.
Chebyshev's Lambda Mechanism The Chebyshev's Lambda Mechanism looks like the Greek letter lambda, therefore the linkage is also known as Lambda Mechanism.
Profit extraction mechanism In mechanism design and auction theory, a profit extraction mechanism (also called profit extractor or revenue extractor) is a truthful mechanism whose goal is to win a pre-specified amount of profit, if it is possible.
Affleck–Dine mechanism The Affleck–Dine mechanism (AD mechanism) is a postulated mechanism for explaining baryogenesis during the primordial Universe immediately following the Big Bang. Thus, the AD mechanism may explain the asymmetry between matter and anti-matter in the current Universe. It was proposed in 1985 by Ian Affleck and Michael Dine of Princeton University.
Vickrey–Clarke–Groves mechanism In mechanism design, a Vickrey–Clarke–Groves (VCG) mechanism is a generic truthful mechanism for achieving a socially-optimal solution. It is a generalization of a Vickrey–Clarke–Groves auction. A VCG auction performs a specific task: dividing items among people. A VCG "mechanism" is more general: it can be used to select any outcome out of a set of possible outcomes.
3-inch gun M1903 The carriage consists of recoil and counterrecoil mechanism, elevation mechanism and traversing mechanism. In addition, the M1903 carriage has a range drum.