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Novum Organum

[ noh-vuhm -awr-guh-nuhm, awr-gah-nuhm, -gan-uhm; Latin noh-woom -ohr-gah-noom ]
/ ˈnoʊ vəm ˈɔr gə nəm, ɔrˈgɑ nəm, -ˈgæn əm; Latin ˈnoʊ wʊm ˈoʊr gɑˌnum /
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a philosophical work in Latin (1620) by Francis Bacon, presenting an inductive method for scientific and philosophical inquiry.

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