Origin of mechanistic
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As in the mechanistic hypothesis, here again it is supposed that all is given.
This explains, in some measure, the mechanistic tendencies of physiology.
They had only the mechanistic world of their ships—which were vehicles, not a land.And Then the Town Took Off
The facts in their isolation, taken as complete in themselves, are not mechanistic.Essays in Experimental Logic
Perhaps it is not clear what I mean by "the mechanistic outlook."The Problem of China
- philosophy of or relating to the theory of mechanism
- maths of or relating to mechanics
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- Mechanically determined.
- Of or relating to the philosophy of mechanism, especially one that tends to explain phenomena only by reference to physical or biological causes.
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