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n. Philosophy
One who believes in the doctrine of mechanism.


1. (Philosophy) a person who accepts a mechanistic philosophy
2. (Professions) another name for a mechanician
3. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for a mechanician


(ˈmɛk ə nɪst)

a believer in a theory of mechanism.
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Noun1.mechanist - a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
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Frank moved onto David Brown engineers in Meltham working as a mechanist before working for WC Holmes, at Turnbridge, which made fans and furnaces.
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