[ vahy-she-shee-kuh, vahy-shey-shi-kuh ]
/ ˌvaɪ ʃɛˈʃi kə, vaɪˈʃeɪ ʃɪ kə /
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noun Indian Philosophy.
a school of thought asserting the existence of a universe formed by a god out of atoms of earth, air, fire, and water, as well as out of space, time, ether, mind, and soul, all conceived as substances coexisting eternally with the god.
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Origin of Vaisheshika
<Sanskrit vaiśeṣika, derivative of viśesa difference, particular property
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