phys·​i·​cal·​ism ˈfi-zi-kə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce physicalism (audio)
: a thesis that the descriptive terms of scientific language are reducible to terms which refer to spatiotemporal things or events or to their properties
physicalist noun or adjective
physicalistic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of physicalism was in 1931

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“Physicalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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