Mechanist Mech"an*ist, n. 1. A maker of machines; one skilled in mechanics. [1913 Webster]

2. One who regards the phenomena of nature as the effects of forces merely mechanical. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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