mechanicalism

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mechanical (mɪˈkænɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  made, performed, or operated by or as if by a machine or machinery: a mechanical process
2.  concerned with machines or machinery
3.  relating to or controlled or operated by physical forces
4.  of or concerned with mechanics
5.  (of a gesture, etc) automatic; lacking thought, feeling, etc
6.  philosophy accounting for phenomena by physically determining forces
7.  (of paper, such as newsprint) made from pulp that has been mechanically ground and contains impurities
 
n
8.  printing another name for camera-ready copy
9.  archaic another word for mechanic
 
me'chanicalism
 
n
 
me'chanically
 
adv
 
me'chanicalness
 
n

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