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

Examples of Baconian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almost all the revelations are already revealed: the Baconian literature includes testimonies from Bacon’s critical patron David Sylvester; his fellow artist and slummer Lucian Freud; his drinking friend Dan Farson; and his assistant Michael Peppiatt. Dominic Green, WSJ, 26 Feb. 2021

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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 15 Jun. 2024.

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