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mechanistic

[ mek-uh-nis-tik ]
/ ˌmɛk əˈnɪs tɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to the theory of mechanism or to mechanists.
of or relating to mechanics.
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Origin of mechanistic

First recorded in 1880–85; mechanist + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for mechanistic

mechanistic
/ (ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk) /

adjective
philosophy of or relating to the theory of mechanism
maths of or relating to mechanics

Derived forms of mechanistic

mechanistically, adverb
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Medical definitions for mechanistic

mechanistic
[ mĕk′ə-nĭstĭk ]

adj.
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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