Spencerianism

noun
Spen·​ce·​ri·​an·​ism | \spen-ˈsir-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm \

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

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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