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n. Philosophy
One who believes in the doctrine of mechanism.
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1. (Philosophy) a person who accepts a mechanistic philosophy
2. (Professions) another name for a mechanician
3. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for a mechanician
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(ˈmɛk ə nɪst)

a believer in a theory of mechanism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mechanist - a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
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