Noun Accidentalism Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accidentalism

Pronunciation:

/ˌaksɪˈdɛntlɪz(ə)m/

Definition:
1.

noun

The quality of being accidental; accidental manner or nature.
    A theory or belief which proposes that events occur as a result of chance or contingency, and are not preordained or attributable to a single definite cause.
      ((n.) Accidental character or effect.)


      noun

      1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.

      2. Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.

      Origin:
      Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ruskin (1819–1900), art critic and social critic. From accidental + -ism.

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