indeterminism

noun in·de·ter·min·ism \ ˌin-di-ˈtər-mə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of indeterminism

1 a : a theory that the will is free and that deliberate choice and actions are not determined by or predictable from antecedent causes
b : a theory that holds that not every event has a cause
2 : the quality or state of being indeterminate; especially : unpredictability

indeterminist

play \ˌin-di-ˈtərm-nist, -ˈtər-mə-\ noun

indeterministic

play \ˌin-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈni-stik\ adjective

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First Known Use of indeterminism

1874


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