noun Ham·il·ton·ism \ˈhaməltənˌizəm, -ltəˌni-\

Definition of Hamiltonism



  1. :  the philosophical and logical teachings of Sir William Hamilton especially concerning the doctrine of natural realism and the quantification of the predicate

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Origin and Etymology of hamiltonism

Sir William Hamilton + English -ism

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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