[burk-lee-uh n, burk-lee-; especially British bahrk-lee-uh n, bahrk-lee-]
  1. an advocate of the philosophy of George Berkeley, especially its denial of the existence of a material world.

Origin of Berkeleian

1855–60; George Berkeley + -an
Related formsBerke·le·ian·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. denoting or relating to the philosophy of George Berkeley
  1. a follower of his teachings
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