[ mek-uh-nis-tik ]
/ ˌmɛk əˈnɪs tɪk /


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

Origin of mechanistic

First recorded in 1880–85; mechanist + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM mechanistic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mechanistically

/ (ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk) /


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 mechanistically

[ mĕk′ə-nĭstĭk ]


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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