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gedankenexperiment

noun ge·dank·en·ex·per·i·ment \gə-ˈdäŋ-kən-ik-ˌsper-ə-mənt also -ˌspir-\

Definition of GEDANKENEXPERIMENT

:  an experiment carried out in thought only

Origin of GEDANKENEXPERIMENT

German, from Gedanke thought + Experiment experiment
First Known Use: 1941

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autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

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