Ba·​co·​ni·​an bā-ˈkō-nē-ən How to pronounce Baconian (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Francis Bacon or his doctrines
: of or relating to those who believe that Francis Bacon wrote the works usually attributed to Shakespeare
Baconian noun

Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Baconian was in 1791

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“Baconian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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