- a person who believes in the theory of mechanism.
- a mechanician.
Origin of mechanist
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Examples from the Web for mechanist
These truths are as plain to the mechanist as they are to the vitalist.Theism or Atheism
Guttemberg; without knowing it, was the mechanist of the New World.History of the Girondists, Volume I
Alphonse de Lamartine
To employ the language of the mechanist, the necessary fall would be otherwise awanting, and the machine would fail to move.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
John Rennie died; a celebrated Scottish civil engineer and mechanist.
Joseph Bramah, a very ingenious English engineer and mechanist, died.
- a person who accepts a mechanistic philosophy
- another name for a mechanician