synechism

noun
syn·​e·​chism | \ˈsinəˌkizəm\
plural -s

Definition of synechism 

: a principle in philosophy holding continuity (as of hypotheses) to be of prime importance

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First Known Use of synechism

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synechism

Greek synechismos continuity, from synechizein to make continuous, from synechēs continuous + -izein -ize

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