mechanolatry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mechano- +‎ -latry

Noun[edit]

mechanolatry (uncountable)

  1. Worship of machines.
    • 1938, Lewis Mumford; Bryan S. Turner, The Culture of Cities‎, page 442:
      It remains only to note that mechanolatry is a bastard religion: half its glories mock the very mechanical and scientific principles it superficially seeks to enthrone.