externalism

[ik-stur-nl-iz-uh m]

Origin of externalism

First recorded in 1855–60; external + -ism
Related formsex·ter·nal·ist, noun
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externalism

noun
  1. exaggerated emphasis on outward form, esp in religious worship
  2. a philosophical doctrine holding that only objects that can be perceived by the senses are real; phenomenalism
Derived Formsexternalist, noun
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