bi·​ol·​o·​gism | \ bī-ˈä-lə-ˌji-zəm How to pronounce biologism (audio) \

Definition of biologism

: the use of biological explanations in the analysis of social situations

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Other Words from biologism

biologistic \ bī-​ˌä-​lə-​ˈji-​stik How to pronounce biologistic (audio) \ 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, "How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of biologism

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Biologism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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