Definition of mechanistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmekəˈnɪstɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmekəˈnɪstɪk//
(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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mechanistic