Ockham

biographical name
Ock·​ham | \ ˈä-kəm How to pronounce Ockham (audio) \
variants: or Occam

Definition of Ockham

William of circa 1285–?1349 English philosopher

Other Words from Ockham

Ockhamistic or Occamistic \ ˌä-​kə-​ˈmi-​stik How to pronounce Occamistic (audio) \ adjective

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