noun Vai·she·shi·ka \vīˈshāshə̇kə, -ˈsāsə̇-\
variants: less commonly


\vīˈshāshə̇kə, -ˈsāsə̇-\

Definition of Vaisheshika



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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at with

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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