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English definition of “solipsism”


noun [U]     /ˈsɒl.ɪp.sɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈsɑː.lɪp-/ specialized
the belief that only your own experiences and existence can be knownPhilosophyLogic and reason solipsistic     /ˌsɒl.ɪpˈsɪs.tɪk/ US  /ˌsɑː.lɪp-/ adjective
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