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Ockham

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noun
  1. William of. Occam.

Occam

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[ok-uh m]
noun
  1. William of,died 1349?, English scholastic philosopher.
Related formsOc·cam·ism, nounOc·cam·ist, Oc·cam·ite, nounOc·cam·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ockham

Historical Examples

  • The works of Ockham (fourteenth century) have not been collected.

    A Literary History of the English People

    Jean Jules Jusserand

  • Ockham village, with its church and park, is south-east of Ripley by a mile or so.

  • Wood says that Ockham received the last title from the Pope.

  • She said that that of itself would account for many of Ockham's eccentricities.

    Lady Byron Vindicated

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Thither he fled, May 26, accompanied by Ockham and Bonagrazia.


British Dictionary definitions for ockham

Ockham

Occam

noun
  1. William of. died ?1349, English nominalist philosopher, who contested the temporal power of the papacy and ended the conflict between nominalism and realismSee Ockham's razor

Occam

noun
  1. a variant spelling of (William of) Ockham
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