Noun Accidentalist Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accidentalist

Pronunciation:

/ˌaksɪˈdɛnt(ə)lɪst/

Definition:
1.

noun

A person who believes that events occur (either generally, or in a particular context) as a result of chance or contingency rather than viewing them as preordained or attributable to a single definite cause.

    adjective

    Designating a theory or belief that events occur as the result of chance or contingency; of or relating to such a theory or belief.


      noun

      1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.

      2. Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.

      Origin:

      accidentalism

      Early 19th century; earliest use found in Morning Watch. From accidental + -ist.

      Similar Nouns to Accidentalist

      List of Nouns that Start with A-Z


      List of Nouns that End with A-Z


      List of Nouns by Length

      3 letters4 letters5 letters6 letters7 letters8 letters9 letters10 letters11 letters12 letters