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. frankincense an aromatic gum resin formerly valued for worship
  10. anachronism locating something at a time when it couldn't have existed
  11. fluid mechanics study of the mechanics of fluids
  12. Turing machine a hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape
  13. action mechanism the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
  14. mechanism device consisting of a piece of machinery
  15. Anglicanism the faith and doctrine and practice of the Anglican Church
  16. High Anglicanism a doctrine and practice within the Church of England emphasizing the Catholic tradition
  17. Veronica michauxii plant of wet places in Eurasia and America
  18. wiring diagram a schematic drawing of the wiring of an electrical system
  19. Rosicrucianism the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers
  20. escape mechanism a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities