of or relating to the theory of mechanism or to mechanists.
of or relating to mechanics.

Nearby words

  1. mechanics,
  2. mechanicsville,
  3. mechanise,
  4. mechanism,
  5. mechanist,
  6. mechanization,
  7. mechanize,
  8. mechanized,
  9. mechano-,
  10. mechanochemistry

Origin of mechanistic

First recorded in 1880–85; mechanist + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for mechanistically



philosophy of or relating to the theory of mechanism
maths of or relating to mechanics
Derived Formsmechanistically, adverb

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Medicine definitions for mechanistically




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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