1. firing mechanism the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
  2. steering mechanism a mechanism by which something is steered
  3. communism a theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
  4. rotating mechanism a mechanism that rotates
  5. servomechanism control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
  6. defense mechanism (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  7. defence mechanism (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  8. gear mechanism a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
  9. Turing machine a hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape
  10. anachronism locating something at a time when it couldn't have existed
  11. action mechanism the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
  12. Anglicanism the faith and doctrine and practice of the Anglican Church
  13. Veronica michauxii plant of wet places in Eurasia and America
  14. mechanism device consisting of a piece of machinery
  15. High Anglicanism a doctrine and practice within the Church of England emphasizing the Catholic tradition
  16. wiring diagram a schematic drawing of the wiring of an electrical system
  17. Rosicrucianism the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers
  18. voting machine a mechanical device for recording and counting votes mechanically
  19. escape mechanism a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities
  20. protectionism the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition