mech·​a·​nist ˈme-kə-nist How to pronounce mechanist (audio)
archaic : mechanic
: an adherent of the doctrine of mechanism

Examples of mechanist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The move also has a second, significant benefit, in that the Hong Kong primary listing will allow Alibaba’s shares to be bought and sold via the Stock Connect, a mechanist that allows two-way trade in mainland Chinese and Hong Kong equities and mutual funds. Patrick Frater, Variety, 1 Aug. 2022 The saw also has a lock-off safety feature to keep the chain from unintentionally activating, and a computer mechanist to keep the saw from overheating or overloading. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mechanist was in 1606

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“Mechanist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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