Aristotelian

or Ar·is·to·te·lean

[ar-uh-stuh-teel-yuh n, -tee-lee-uh n, uh-ris-tuh-]
noun
  1. a follower of Aristotle.

Origin of Aristotelian

1600–10; < Latin Aristotelī(us) < Greek Aristotéleios of Aristotle + -an
Related formsan·ti-Ar·is·to·te·lian, adjective, nounhalf-Ar·is·to·te·lian, adjectivepost-Ar·is·to·te·lian, adjectivepro-Ar·is·to·te·li·an, adjectivepseu·do-Ar·is·to·te·lian, adjective, noun
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Aristotelian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
  2. (of a philosophical position) derived from that of Aristotle, or incorporating such of his major doctrines as the distinctions between matter and form, and substance and accident, or the primacy of individuals over universals
noun
  1. a follower of Aristotle
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Word Origin and History for aristotelian

Aristotelian

adj.

also Aristotelean, c.1600, of or pertaining to the person or teachings of Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.).

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