of or relating to mechanics.
Origin of mechanistic
Related formsmech·a·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·mech·a·nis·tic, adjectivean·ti·mech·a·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·mech·a·nis·tic, adjectivesem·i·mech·a·nis·tic, adjectiveun·mech·a·nis·tic, adjective
First recorded in 1880–85; mechanist
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Historical Examples of mechanistic
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.
The facts in their isolation, taken as complete in themselves, are not mechanistic.
Perhaps it is not clear what I mean by "the mechanistic outlook."
British Dictionary definitions for mechanistic
Derived Formsmechanistically, adverb
philosophy of or relating to the theory of mechanism
maths of or relating to mechanics
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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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