atomism

Primary Meanings of atomism

1.
n
(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
2.
n
(psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
Full Definitions of atomism
1

n (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles

Synonyms:
atomic theory, atomist theory, atomistic theory
Antonyms:
holism, holistic theory
the theory that the parts of any whole cannot exist and cannot be understood except in their relation to the whole
Type of:
theory
a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
2

n (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association

Type of:
scientific theory
a theory that explains scientific observations

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