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mechanistic

[mek-uh-nis-tik] /ˌmɛk əˈnɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the theory of mechanism or to mechanists.
2.
of or relating to mechanics.
Origin of mechanistic
1880-1885
1880-85; mechanist + -ic
Related forms
mechanistically, adverb
antimechanistic, adjective
antimechanistically, adverb
nonmechanistic, adjective
semimechanistic, adjective
unmechanistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-mechanistic

mechanistic

/ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
(philosophy) of or relating to the theory of mechanism
2.
(maths) of or relating to mechanics
Derived Forms
mechanistically, adverb
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non-mechanistic in Medicine

mechanistic mech·a·nis·tic (měk'ə-nĭs'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Mechanically determined.

  2. 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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