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mechanism

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mechanism/ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm/noun
pluralmechanisms
mechanism
/ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm/
noun
pluralmechanisms
Learner's definition of MECHANISM  
[count]
: a piece of machinery: a mechanical part or group of parts having a particular function
: a process or system that is used to produce a particular result
: a way of acting, thinking, or behaving that helps or protects a person in a specified way
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