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[hur-met-uh-siz-uh m]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. the body of ideas set forth in Hermetic writings.
  2. adherence to the ideas expressed in Hermetic writings.
  3. the occult sciences, especially alchemy.
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Also Her·me·tism [hur-mi-tiz-uh m] /ˈhɜr mɪˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of Hermeticism

First recorded in 1890–95; hermetic + -ism
Related formsHer·met·i·cist, adjective, noun
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