Definition of Vaisheshika
: an orthodox philosophical system in Hinduism distinguished by its atomic theory of cosmology
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Vaisheshika? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).