substantialism

[ suh b-stan-shuh-liz-uh m ]
/ səbˈstæn ʃəˌlɪz əm /

noun Philosophy.

the doctrine that substantial noumena exist as a basis for phenomena.

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Origin of substantialism

First recorded in 1880–85; substantial + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM substantialism

sub·stan·tial·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for substantialism

substantialism
/ (səbˈstænʃəˌlɪzəm) /

noun philosophy

the doctrine that a substantial reality underlies phenomena
the doctrine that matter is a real substance

Derived forms of substantialism

substantialist, noun
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