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monism

noun mo·nism \ˈmō-ˌni-zəm, ˈmä-\

Definition of MONISM

1
a :  a view that there is only one kind of ultimate substance
b :  the view that reality is one unitary organic whole with no independent parts
3
:  a viewpoint or theory that reduces all phenomena to one principle
mo·nist \ˈmō-nist, ˈmä-\ noun
mo·nis·tic \mō-ˈnis-tik, mä-\ adjective

Origin of MONISM

German Monismus, from mon- + -ismus -ism
First Known Use: 1862

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