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  • n. a universe in which all of the actions of matter and energy operate as reactions according to predetermined rules set down by a creator, like the movements of a clock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics


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