MECHANISM

is an umbrella term for a variety of different meanings. In terms of processes and systems, a mechanism is a device or property with which a final goal or aim can be accomplished by utilizing. For example, a kettle can be used as a mechanism for boiling water.

MECHANISM: "A television or motor vehicle is a mechanism, which both contain within a large amount of mechanisms to produce a visual image or movement."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MECHANISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mechanism/ (accessed December 13, 2018).
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