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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmechanisticmech‧a‧nis‧tic /ˌmekəˈnɪstɪk◂/ adjective  SYSTEMtending to explain the behaviour of things in the natural world as if they were machines a mechanistic view of the universemechanistically /-kli/ adverb
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mechanisticThe results tell us a great deal about the mechanistic basis of interfacial activation.Cost effectiveness estimates should not be used in a mechanistic fashion; at best they provide a useful aid for decision making.Whenever observations emerged that did not fit the mechanistic model, they were dismissed as insignificant anomalies.Burns and Stalker found that organic structures were better able to respond to change than mechanistic ones.One they describe as mechanistic, the other as organic.We have seen the mechanistic thrust of literacy discourse in the past five years.By the time of the Romantics, one hundred fifty years later, the mechanistic worldview had spread much further.The universe is far more nonlinear than the mechanistic worldview has allowed us to see.
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