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1. Mechanically determined.
2. Philosophy Of or relating to the philosophy of mechanism, especially tending to explain phenomena only by reference to physical or biological causes.
3. Automatic and impersonal; mechanical.

mech′a·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Philosophy) philosophy of or relating to the theory of mechanism
2. (Mathematics) maths of or relating to mechanics
ˌmechaˈnistically adv
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(ˌmɛk əˈnɪs tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the theory of mechanism or to mechanists.
2. of or pertaining to mechanics.
mech`a•nis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mechanistic - explained in terms of physical forces; "a mechanistic universe"
mechanical - using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; "a mechanical process"; "his smile was very mechanical"; "a mechanical toy"
2.mechanistic - of or relating to the philosophical theory of mechanism
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[ˌmekəˈnɪstɪk] ADJ
1. (gen) → mecánico, maquinal
2. (Philos) → mecanístico
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adj, mechanistically
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[ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk] adj (Philosophy) → meccanicistico/a
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