accidentalism

[ ak-si-den-tl-iz-uhm ]

noun
  1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.

  2. Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.

Origin of accidentalism

1
First recorded in 1850–55; accidental + -ism

Other words from accidentalism

  • ac·ci·den·tal·ist, noun, adjective

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