indeterminism


in·de·ter·min·ism

noun \-ˈtər-mə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of INDETERMINISM

1
a :  a theory that the will is free and that deliberate choice and actions are not determined by or predictable from antecedent causes
b :  a theory that holds that not every event has a cause
2
:  the quality or state of being indeterminate; especially :  unpredictability
in·de·ter·min·ist \-ˈtərm-nist, -ˈtər-mə-\ noun
in·de·ter·min·is·tic \-ˌtər-mə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of INDETERMINISM

1874

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