accidentalism

noun

ac·​ci·​den·​tal·​ism
plural -s
: a theory in philosophy: events can or do occur without cause compare indeterminism, tychism

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accidentalism was in 1880

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“Accidentalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accidentalism. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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