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Via some other European language, ultimately from Latin mechanismus, from Ancient Greek μηχανικός ‎(mēkhanikós, pertaining to machines or contrivance, mechanic, ingenious, inventive), from μηχανή ‎(mēkhanḗ, a machine, contrivance).


mehānisms m (1st declension)

  1. mechanism, engine (system of elements in a machine, device, etc. that allows it to function by means of the motion of its elements)
    automašīnas stūres mehānisms — car steering mechanism
    pulksteņa mehānisms — clock mechanism
    skaņu pieraksta mehānisms — sound recording engine
    iedarbināt mehānismu — to start the engine
    izjaukt mehānismu — to disassemble the mechanism
  2. mechanism (system, especially if complex, for producing some work, some result)
    pārvaldes mehānisms — administrative mechanism
    valsts mehānisms' — the mechanism of the state
  3. mechanism (system of processes, phenomena, actions, etc. in which one element affects or triggers others)
    domāšanas mehānisms — the mechanism of thinking
    organisma darbības mehānisms — the mechanism of the body's activity
    pētīt ķīmiskās reakcijas mehānismu — to study the mechanism of a chemical reaction
    pētījumi par evolūcijas un dzīvības procesu mehānismiem — studies on the mechanism of evolution and the processes of life


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