biologism

noun

bi·​ol·​o·​gism bī-ˈä-lə-ˌji-zəm How to pronounce biologism (audio)
: the use of biological explanations in the analysis of social situations
biologistic adjective

Examples of biologism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the most reductive version of the new biologism, life is programmed, and culture is simply the interface. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 19 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biologism was in 1904

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“Biologism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biologism. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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