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monodynamism

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EtymologyEdit

mono- +‎ dynamism

NounEdit

monodynamism (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The theory that the various forms of activity in nature are manifestations of the same force.
    • 1867, George Henry Lewes, The History of Philosophy from Thales to Comte Volume 1
      Side by side with this tentative and growing monotheism there is a bold and unhesitating monodynamism, the efforts of all the early thinkers being to reduce all the powers of nature to one principle

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for monodynamism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)