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positivism

pos·i·tiv·ism

positivism

 
pronunciation:
pa zi t vih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition: the philosophy that observable facts from the sciences, rather than metaphysical speculation, are the only allowable basis of knowledge and thought.
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derivations: positivistic (adj.), positivistically (adv.), positivist (n.)
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