[ spi-noh-ziz-uhm ]

  1. the philosophical system of Spinoza, which defines God as the unique substance, as an impersonal deity, and as possessing an infinite number of attributes, of which we know only thought and extension, and an infinite number of modes, each modifying all of the attributes, these attributes and modes being regarded both as proceeding necessarily from the nature of God and as constituents of God.

Origin of Spinozism

First recorded in 1720–30; Spinoz(a) + -ism

Other words from Spinozism

  • Spi·no·zist, noun
  • Spi·no·zis·tic [spi-noh-zis-tik, spin-oh-], /spɪ noʊˈzɪs tɪk, ˌspɪn oʊ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Spinozism


/ (spɪˈnəʊzɪzəm) /

  1. the philosophical system of Spinoza, esp the concept of God as the unique reality possessing an infinite number of attributes of which we can know at least thought and extension

Derived forms of Spinozism

  • Spinozist, noun

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