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Mechanism

Definition:

A System of mutually adapted parts working together as a Means by which a particular effect is produced.

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Concept Number: *527
English Master: Mechanism
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Detailing

<-OED A mechanism is HOW the System does a Function ("Means").


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::Providing the service is WHY a System does a Function

  • The function is WHAT the Function does
  • A mechanism is HOW the System does a Function ("Means")
  • A Process is (part of) HOW the mechanism does a Function ("activity").

<- Don Mills, NZ, 2002::


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This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.

Created by system. Last Modification: Thursday 11 of July, 2019 18:57:38 CEST by Admin (Kai).

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