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mechanistic

adjective

  1. (mechanical)  explained in terms of physical forces
    Similar to: mechanical
  2. (pertaining adjective)  of or relating to the philosophical theory of mechanism

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

mechanistic | mechanistically [adverb, derived]

[philosophy] of or relating to the theory of mechanism | [mathematics] of or relating to mechanics (15 of 365 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

mechanistic

treating or describing human behaviour and natural processes as if they are machines (13 of 36 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

mechanistic | mechanistically [derived]

relating to theories which explain phenomena in purely physical or deterministic terms (12 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

mechanistic | mechanistically [adverb, related]

Mechanically determined. | [philosophy] Of or relating to the philosophy of mechanism, especially tending to explain phenomena only by reference to ... (20 of 33 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

mechanistic | mechanical [synonym, sense-specific] | mechanistically [adverb, related]

mechanically determined | of or relating to a mechanism or the doctrine of mechanism | "mechanical" (14 of 32 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

mechanistic

thinking of living things as if they were machines (9 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

mechanistic | mechanical [synonym, sense-specific]

of or pertaining to the theory of mechanism or to mechanists. | of or pertaining to mechanics. | mechanical (17 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mechanistic

Wiktionary:

mechanistic

Having the impersonal and automatic characteristics of a machine | Predetermined by, or as if by, a mechanism | [philosophy] Having a physical or biological cause (24 of 25 words, 3 definitions)

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New World Dictionary:

mechanistic | mechanistically [adverb, related]

of or in accordance with the theory of mechanism | of mechanics or mechanical concepts (14 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

mechanistic | mechanistically [adverb, derived]

typical of a machine rather than a thinking and feeling human being | explaining all natural phenomena, including human behavior, in terms of physical ... (23 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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Cambridge Dictionary:

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the Free Dictionary:

mechanistic

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Google Dictionary:

mechanistic

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

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