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a person who believes in the theory of .
a mechanician.
Historical Examples

John Rennie died; a celebrated Scottish civil engineer and mechanist.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

These truths are as plain to the mechanist as they are to the vitalist.
Theism or Atheism Chapman Cohen

To employ the language of the mechanist, the necessary fall would be otherwise awanting, and the machine would fail to move.
Leading Articles on Various Subjects Hugh Miller

Guttemberg; without knowing it, was the mechanist of the New World.
History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine

Joseph Bramah, a very ingenious English engineer and mechanist, died.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

M. Maelzel, the mechanist, inventor of the musical metronome, was one of Beethoven’s warmest friends and adherents.
Life of Beethoven Anton Schindler

a person who accepts a mechanistic philosophy
another name for a mechanician


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