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monism

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noun mo·nism \ˈmō-ˌni-zəm, ˈmä-\

Definition of monism

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  monogenesis

  3. 3 :  a viewpoint or theory that reduces all phenomena to one principle

monist play \ˈmō-nist, ˈmä-\ noun
monistic play \mō-ˈnis-tik, mä-\ adjective


Origin of monism

German Monismus, from mon- + -ismus -ism


First Known Use: 1862


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