atomism

noun at·om·ism \ ˈa-tə-ˌmi-zəm \

Definition of atomism

1 : a doctrine that the physical or physical and mental universe is composed of simple indivisible minute particles

atomist

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First Known Use of atomism

1678

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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atomism

noun at·om·ism \ ˈat-ə-ˌmiz-əm \

medical Definition of atomism

1 : a doctrine that the universe is composed of simple indivisible minute particles
2 : a psychological doctrine that perceptions, thoughts, and all mental processes are built up by the combination of simple elements


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