English-Swedish translation of mechanism

Translation of the word mechanism from english to swedish, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

mechanism in Swedish

clocknoun urverk [n], verk [n]
  apparatusnoun maskineri [n]
  technicalnoun mekanism [u]
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Definitions of mechanism
1. mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
  device any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
  action mechanism, action something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
  actuator a mechanism that puts something into automatic action
  robot, automaton, golem a mechanism that can move automatically
  axis of rotation, axis the center around which something rotates
  carriage a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
  cartridge ejector, ejector a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
  cartridge extractor, cartridge remover, extractor a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
  clockwork any mechanism of geared wheels that is driven by a coiled spring; resembles the works of a mechanical clock
  controller, control the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  cooling, cooling system the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
  delayed action a mechanism that automatically delays the release of a camera shutter for a fixed period of time so that the photographer can appear in the picture
  drive the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  drive line, drive line system mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
  fail-safe a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
  film advance a mechanism for advancing film in a camera or projector
  gear mechanism, gear a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
  homing device the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective
  hydraulic system a mechanism operated by the resistance offered or the pressure transmitted when a liquid is forced through a small opening or tube
  ignition system, ignition the act of setting something on fire
  lock any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
  mechanical device mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
  radiator a mechanism consisting of a metal honeycomb through which hot fluids circulate; heat is transferred from the fluid through the honeycomb to the airstream that is created either by the motion of the vehicle or by a fan
  rotating mechanism a mechanism that rotates
  steering linkage mechanism consisting of a system of rods and levers connected to the front wheels of a motor vehicle; the steering gear pushes it left or right which swivels the front wheels, causing the vehicle to turn
  steering mechanism, steering system a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)
  tape drive, tape transport, transport a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
  whirler a revolving mechanism
  workings, works performance of moral or religious acts; "salvation by deeds"; "the reward for good works"
2. mechanism - a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function; "the mechanism of the ear"; "the mechanism of infection"
  natural object an object occurring naturally; not made by man
  barrier a structure or object that impedes free movement
  transmission mechanism any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being
  biological clock an innate mechanism in living organisms that controls the periodicity of many physiological functions
3. mechanism - (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
  philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
  philosophy any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation; "self-indulgence was his only philosophy"; "my father's philosophy of child-rearing was to let mother do it"
4. mechanism - the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
  carrying into action, carrying out, performance, execution any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
5. mechanism - the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction; "he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"
  chemical action, chemical change, chemical process (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
  biochemical mechanism a chemical mechanism involved in vital processes occurring in living organisms
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