Vaisheshika

noun
Vai·​she·​shi·​ka
variants: or less commonly Vaisesika \ vīˈshāshə̇kə , -​ˈsāsə̇-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Vaisheshika

: an orthodox philosophical system in Hinduism distinguished by its atomic theory of cosmology

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History and Etymology for Vaisheshika

Sanskrit vaiśeṣika distinction, distinct nature of the eternal substances, from viśeṣa distinction, from viśiṣyate it is distinguished, from vi apart, asunder + śiṣyate it is left

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“Vaisheshika.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vaisheshika. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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