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NOMINALISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nominalism mean? 

NOMINALISM (noun)
  The noun NOMINALISM has 1 sense:

1. (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

  Familiarity information: NOMINALISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOMINALISM (noun)


Sense 1nominalism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("nominalism" is a kind of...):

philosophical doctrine; philosophical theory (a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy)

Domain category:

philosophy (the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics)


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