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Mechanism vs. Scheme

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Mechanismnoun

or machinery}} Any mechanical means for the conversion or control of motion, or the transmission or control of power.

Schemenoun

A systematic plan of future action.

Mechanismnoun

A group of entities, such as objects, that interact together.

Schemenoun

A plot or secret, devious plan.

Mechanismnoun

A mental, physical, or chemical process.

Schemenoun

An orderly combination of related parts.

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Mechanismnoun

(philosophy) The theory that all natural phenomena can be explained by physical causes.

Schemenoun

A chart or diagram of a system or object.

Mechanismnoun

The arrangement or relation of the parts of a machine; the parts of a machine, taken collectively; the arrangement or relation of the parts of anything as adapted to produce an effect; as, the mechanism of a watch; the mechanism of a sewing machine; the mechanism of a seed pod.

Schemenoun

(mathematics) A type of topological space.

Mechanismnoun

The series of causal relations that operate to produce an effect in any system; as, the mechanism of a chemical reaction.

Schemenoun

A council housing estate.

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Mechanismnoun

Mechanical operation or action.

‘He acknowledges nothing besides matter and motion; so that all must be performed either by mechanism or accident.’;

Schemenoun

(rhetoric) An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.

Mechanismnoun

An ideal machine; a combination of movable bodies constituting a machine, but considered only with regard to relative movements.

Schemenoun

(astrology) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.

Mechanismnoun

the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction;

‘he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions’;

Schemenoun

(internet) Part of a uniform resource identifier indicating the protocol or other purpose, such as http: or news:.

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Mechanismnoun

the technical aspects of doing something;

‘a mechanism of social control’; ‘mechanisms of communication’; ‘the mechanics of prose style’;

Schemenoun

A portfolio of pension plans with related benefits comprising multiple independent members.

Mechanismnoun

a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function;

‘the mechanism of the ear’; ‘the mechanism of infection’;

Schemeverb

(intransitive) To plot, or contrive a plan.

Mechanismnoun

(philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes

Schemenoun

A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.

‘The appearance and outward scheme of things.’; ‘Such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity.’; ‘Arguments . . . sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy.’; ‘The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life.’;

Mechanismnoun

device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

Schemenoun

A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme.

‘The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.’;

Schemenoun

Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.

‘To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France.’;

Schemenoun

A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.

‘A blue silk case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity.’; ‘He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to death.’; ‘Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours;I founded palaces, and planted bowers.’;

Schemeverb

To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.

‘That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his destruction.’;

Schemeverb

To form a scheme or schemes.

Schemenoun

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

Schemenoun

a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Schemenoun

a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole;

‘a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going’;

Schemenoun

an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

Schemenoun

a schematic or preliminary plan

Schemeverb

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Schemeverb

devise a system or form a scheme for

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