Definition of mechanistic in English:

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mechanistic

Pronunciation: /mɛkəˈnɪstɪk/

adjective

Relating to theories which explain phenomena in purely physical or deterministic terms: a mechanistic interpretation of nature
More example sentences
  • Human behavior is to be explained in terms of mechanistic causes, just as the behavior of all natural phenomena are to be explained.
  • The true philosophy of Cudworth's intellectual system combines mechanistic atomism with Platonic metaphysics.
  • Both sides assume an essentially deterministic, mechanistic view of nature.

Derivatives

mechanistically

adverb
Example sentences
  • So there's no evidence, mechanistically, on either side of the hypothesis.
  • One of my objections to the hypothesis has been that it's hard to rationalize, mechanistically.
  • This may be so even though they may differ mechanistically.

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