non·​mech·​a·​nis·​tic ˌnän-ˌme-kə-ˈni-stik How to pronounce nonmechanistic (audio)
: not of or relating to a mechanism or the doctrine of mechanism : not mechanistic
a nonmechanistic theory of natural phenomena

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmechanistic was in 1860

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“Nonmechanistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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