Pronunciation: (hûr-met'u-siz"um), [key]
—n. (sometimes l.c.).
1. the body of ideas set forth in Hermetic writings.
2. adherence to the ideas expressed in Hermetic writings.
3. the occult sciences, esp. alchemy. Also,Her•me•tism.Pronunciation: (hûr'mi-tiz"um). [key]
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