mechanism

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Mechanism is on the Academic Word List.

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Singular
mechanism

Plural
mechanisms

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Mechanism is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. A mechanism is the way something works
    This research should help us to understand the mechanisms of memory.
    This agreement sets out detailed mechanisms for solving disagreement between the two countries.
    These two features combine to create a new data retrieval mechanism.
  2. A mechanism is one moving system within a larger, more complex machine or organism.
    The body has a control mechanism to bring down blood-sugar level when it begins to reach unhealthy peaks.