When soldiers are killed, I mourn, but at least I understand the mechanism at hand: We kill their combatants, they kill ours.
He should also establish a mechanism in the prime minister's office to ensure that his decision is implemented.
The mechanism of birth control is less important than the theological commitment to all pregnancies.
mechanism mech·a·nism (měk'ə-nĭz'əm)
A machine or mechanical appliance.
The arrangement of connected parts in a machine.
A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine.
An instrument or a process by which something is done or comes into being.
The involuntary and consistent response of an organism to a given stimulus.
A usually unconscious mental and emotional pattern that dominates behavior in a given situation or environment.
The sequence of steps in a chemical reaction.
The philosophical doctrine that all natural phenomena are explicable by material causes and mechanical principles.