Vaisheshika

noun

Vai·​she·​shi·​ka
variants or less commonly Vaisesika
vīˈshāshə̇kə,
-ˈsāsə̇-
plural -s
: an orthodox philosophical system in Hinduism distinguished by its atomic theory of cosmology

Word History

Etymology

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 18 Apr. 2024.

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