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accidentalism

ac·ci·den·tal·ism
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-si-den-tl-iz-uh m]
    • /ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tlˌɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-si-den-tl-iz-uh m]
    • /ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tlˌɪz əm/

Definitions of accidentalism word

  • noun accidentalism the state of being accidental 3
  • noun accidentalism a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause. 1
  • noun accidentalism Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes. 1
  • noun accidentalism Accidental character or effect. 0
  • noun accidentalism The belief that outward appearance often contrasts with substance or essence (after Thomas Aquinas). 0
  • noun accidentalism A system of medicine based on belief that symptoms of disease are caused by external factors. 0

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Origin of accidentalism

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; accidental + -ism

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Parts of speech for Accidentalism

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

accidentalism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accidentalism usage trend in Literature

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