Ockham

[ ok-uh m ]
/ ˈɒk əm /

noun

William of. Occam.

Definition for ockham (2 of 2)

Occam

or Ock·ham

[ ok-uh m ]
/ ˈɒk əm /

noun

William of,died 1349?, English scholastic philosopher.

Related forms

Oc·cam·ism, nounOc·cam·ist, Oc·cam·ite, nounOc·cam·is·tic, adjective
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Ockham

Occam

/ (ˈɒkəm) /

noun

William of. died ?1349, English nominalist philosopher, who contested the temporal power of the papacy and ended the conflict between nominalism and realismSee Ockham's razor

British Dictionary definitions for ockham (2 of 2)

Occam

/ (ˈɒkəm) /

noun

a variant spelling of (William of) Ockham
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