relativism

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noun rel·a·tiv·ism \ˈre-lə-ti-ˌvi-zəm\

Definition of relativism

  1. 1 a :  a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing b :  a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them

  2. 2 :  relativity

relativist

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1865

First Known Use of relativism

1865


RELATIVISM Defined for English Language Learners

relativism

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noun rel·a·tiv·ism \ˈre-lə-ti-ˌvi-zəm\

Definition of relativism for English Language Learners

  • : the belief that different things are true, right, etc., for different people or at different times


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