mechanistic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mechan(ism) +‎ -istic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk/

Adjective[edit]

mechanistic (comparative more mechanistic, superlative most mechanistic)

  1. Having the impersonal and automatic characteristics of a machine.
  2. Predetermined by, or as if by, a mechanism.
  3. (philosophy) Having a physical or biological cause.