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Averroism

or Av·er·rho·ism

[av-uh-roh-iz-uh m, uh-ver-oh-]
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noun
  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.
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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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Averroism

noun
  1. the teachings of Averroës
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Derived FormsAverroist, nounAverroistic, adjective
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