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determinism

de·ter·min·ism

determinism

 
 
pronunciation:
dih tuhr mih nih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: the belief or teaching that every effect, including human thoughts and actions, is completely and predictably determined by preceding causes and that, therefore, free will does not exist.
Some feminists rejected explanations of gender differences that relied on the idea of biological determinism.
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derivations: determinist (adj.), deterministic (adj.), determinist (n.)