Spencerianism

noun
Spen·​ce·​ri·​an·​ism | \ spen-ˈsir-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Spencerianism (audio) \

Definition of Spencerianism

: the synthetic philosophy of Herbert Spencer that has as its central idea the mechanistic evolution of the cosmos from relative simplicity to relative complexity

First Known Use of Spencerianism

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Spencerianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spencerianism. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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