mechanistic mechanistic  /ˌmɛ kə ˈnɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) explained in terms of physical forces
  2. (adj) of or relating to the philosophical theory of mechanism

Usage(s):

  1. The beauty of this mechanistic vision of mathematics was that it eliminated all need for thought or judgment.
  2. To some it conjures up a mechanistic world: alignment is what mechanics do to an automobile when the steering is out of whack.
  3. Eschewing modern or mechanistic design, Architect Iofan drew a Romanesque pyramid of six fluted, concentric cylinders which together form a pedestal for a 260-ft.

News

  • Common Mistakes of Drawing the Leg

    The leg is not a straight line. A common misconception when drawing this limb is the idea that a leg that is not bent forms a straight line. This is far from the reality. One of the ways that will help with understanding the body and, therefore, the ability to draw it is thinking in mechanistic ways. A student drawing of the legs that are incorrectly straight. The upper leg and the lower leg ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Artist Daily

Quotes

  1. "In regard to Darwin's overall idea, that there's no supernatural involved in formation of life, and that there's a mechanistic, materialistic mechanism to evolve creatures _ he's totally wrong," Ham said.
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Ken Ham Source: FOXNews

  2. "The result suggests [sleep-dependent consolidation of learning] is a very broad, general phenomenon that might be shared across a great many vertebrates. It was quite important to show that and it now opens the possibility for mechanistic and...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Daniel Source: Softpedia

  3. In his August 10 AntiWar.com article titled "Mechanistic Destruction: American Foreign Policy at Point Zero," distinguished historian Gabriel Kolko notes the US rarely ever "lost any conventional military battle since at least 1950. Nor has...
    on Aug 20, 2007 By: Gabriel Kolko Source: CounterCurrents.org

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