utilitarianism Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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utilitarianismnoun [U]

uk   /ˌjuː.tɪ.lɪˈteə.ri.ə.nɪ.zəm/  us   /-ter.i-/
the ​system of ​thought that ​states that the ​bestaction or ​decision in a ​particularsituation is the one that ​brings most ​advantages to the most ​people
(Definition of utilitarianism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “utilitarianism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 实用主义, 功利主义…
in Chinese (Traditional) 實用主義, 功利主義…
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