physicalism

noun
phys·​i·​cal·​ism | \ ˈfi-zi-kə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce physicalism (audio) \

Definition of physicalism

: a thesis that the descriptive terms of scientific language are reducible to terms which refer to spatiotemporal things or events or to their properties

Other Words from physicalism

physicalist \ ˈfi-​zi-​kə-​list How to pronounce physicalism (audio) \ noun or adjective
physicalistic \ ˌfi-​zi-​kə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce physicalism (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of physicalism

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of physicalism was in 1931

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“Physicalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physicalism. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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