or Av·er·rho·ism

[av-uh-roh-iz-uh m, uh-ver-oh-]
  1. the philosophy of Averroës, largely based on Aristotelianism and asserting the unity of an active intellect common to all human beings while denying personal immortality.

Origin of Averroism

First recorded in 1745–55; Averro(ës) + -ism
Related formsAv·er·ro·ist, Av·er·rho·ist, nounAv·er·ro·is·tic, Av·er·rho·is·tic, adjective
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  1. the teachings of Averroës
Derived FormsAverroist, nounAverroistic, adjective
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