Meaning of “determinism” in the English Dictionary

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"determinism" in British English

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determinismnoun [ U ]

uk /dɪˈtɜː.mɪ.nɪ.zəm/ us /dɪˈtɝː.mə.nɪ.zəm/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Belief in creativeness and spontaneity replace the older belief in determinism. 
  • Determinism is not inconsistent with the cruel treatment of criminals. 
  • Determinism thus reflects upon itself and in a curious way turns to operate against itself. 
  • Economic determinism has been an antidote to mere preaching of goodness, to hero-worship and political quackery. 
  • The critique of science and the assaults upon determinism proceeded upon parallel lines. 

(Definition of “determinism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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