monism

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noun mo·nism \ˈmō-ˌni-zəm, ˈmä-\

Definition of monism

  1. 1a :  a view that there is only one kind of ultimate substanceb :  the view that reality is one unitary organic whole with no independent parts

  2. 2 :  monogenesis

  3. 3 :  a viewpoint or theory that reduces all phenomena to one principle

monist

play \ˈmō-nist, ˈmä-\ noun

monistic

play \mō-ˈnis-tik, mä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of monism

German Monismus, from mon- + -ismus -ism


First Known Use: 1832


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