of or pertaining to the theory of mechanism or to mechanists.
of or pertaining to mechanics.

1880–85; mechanist + -ic

mechanistically, adverb
antimechanistic, adjective
antimechanistically, adverb
nonmechanistic, adjective
semimechanistic, adjective
unmechanistic, adjective Unabridged
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mechanistic (ˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk)
1.  philosophy of or relating to the theory of mechanism
2.  maths of or relating to mechanics

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mechanistic mech·a·nis·tic (měk'ə-nĭs'tĭk)

  1. Mechanically determined.

  2. Of or relating to the philosophy of mechanism, especially one that tends to explain phenomena only by reference to physical or biological causes.

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Example sentences
The limitations of this mechanistic explanation, however, have been apparent
  for some time.
Some of these tasks are more mechanistic than others.
It goes against the dogmatic belief that biology has to be mechanistic.
Accepting the mechanistic link between cholesterol and heart disease, he
  vehemently denies that diet can be counted on to cure it.
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