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mechanist

[mek-uh-nist] /ˈmɛk ə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who believes in the theory of mechanism.
2.
a mechanician.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; mechan(ic) + -ist
Related forms
antimechanist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mechanist

mechanician

/ˌmɛkəˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
a person skilled in making machinery and tools; technician

mechanist

/ˈmɛkənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who accepts a mechanistic philosophy
2.
another name for a mechanician
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