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dualism

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noun du·al·ism \ˈdü-ə-ˌli-zəm also ˈdyü-\

Simple Definition of dualism

  • philosophy : the idea or belief that everything has two opposite parts or principles

  • : the quality or state of having two different or opposite parts or elements

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dualism

  1. 1 :  a theory that considers reality to consist of two irreducible elements or modes

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being dual or of having a dual nature

  3. 3 a :  a doctrine that the universe is under the dominion of two opposing principles one of which is good and the other evil b :  a view of human beings as constituted of two irreducible elements (as matter and spirit)

dualist

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dualistic

play \ˌdü-ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌdyü-\ adjective

dualistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of dualism in a sentence

  1. the dualism of human nature

  2. the dualism of good and evil



1794

First Known Use of dualism

1794


Medical Dictionary

dualism

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noun du·al·ism \ˈd(y)ü-ə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of dualism

  1. 1:  a theory that considers reality to consist of two irreducible elements or modes (as mind and matter)

  2. 2:  a theory in hematology holding that the blood cells arise from two kinds of stem cells one of which yields lymphatic elements and the other myeloid elements

dualist

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dualistic

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