mechanism

  

Definition

Logical assembly of components, elements, or parts, and the associated energy and information flows, that enables a machine, process, or system to achieve its intended result.

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  • When trying to find information on the internet, one types a series of words into Google, creating a query, which in turn leads to results via a patented search mechanism.

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  • In a factory you will find many a mechanism that can do complex tasks to create things much faster than a person can.

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  • When I bought a Vostok watch from Russia it broke, and I was unable to fix it, because the mechanism was quite complicated.

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