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mechanistic

adjective
(1) Determined or characterised by physical properties.
(2) Referring to the philosophical reduction of processes and phenomena in the universe to physical and deterministic causality.
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Abusive supervision tends to excel in organizational structures which are more mechanistic rather than organic, as the organic structures tend to be constraining the abusive supervision.
Several recent IARC Monograph Working Groups have incorporated analyses of data from ToxCast and Tox21 programs in their evaluations of mechanistic data (Guyton et al., 2015; Benbrahim-Tallaa et al., 2014).
Mechanistic-empirical models are those in which responses predicted by mechanistic models were correlated with usage or environmental variable such as loadings or age to predict observed performance, such as distress.
The three scientists were jointly awarded the prize "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.
At some point a mechanistic model of nature became a metaphysics.
Yet, it also introduces and argues for what turns out to be a foundational issue for Braude, the inadequacy of mechanistic theory.
With an account of computational explanation as mechanistic explanation in hand, Milkowski then turns to the question: how can a physical system represent something outside itself?
The aim of this study is related to how some of the sigmoidal models widely used in agriculture are converted to mechanistic models which have biological meaning.
Arab societies, particularly those in turmoil, are regressing to what another French social theorist, Emile Durkheim, called "mechanistic solidarity." This is social solidarity that evolves along lines of kinship and religion, underpinned by a sense of belonging to the same "homogenous" group.
Although Esal inhibitors would interrupt Quorum Sensing and limit bacterial pathogenicity, the difficulty in getting access to the native 3-oxoacyl-ACP substrate slows down mechanistic studies and inhibitor discovery for this enzyme.
According to Haslam, there are two basic forms of dehumanization: animalistic dehumanization and mechanistic dehumanization.
LLC, a drug development advisory firm with expertise in drug-disease modeling and simulation, today announced that it will present a mechanistic systems pharmacology workshop at ICSB-2012 - the 13th International Conference on Systems Biology in Toronto, Canada on August 19th, 2012.

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