Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) A mechanism is one moving system within a larger, more complex machine or organism. (noun) A mechanism is the way something works

Examples: (noun) The body has a mechanism to bring down blood-sugar levels when it gets too high. (noun) This research should help us to understand the mechanisms of memory.

Synonyms: nouns: system, instrument.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 A