Definition of mechanistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mechanistic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk//
 
(often disapproving)
 
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connected with the belief that all things in the universe can be explained as if they were machines the mechanistic philosophy that compares the brain to a computer
mechanistically
 
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NAmE//ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪkli//
 
adverb
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