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Pronunciation: (mon'iz-um, mō'niz-um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/monism.html on line 83 [key]
n.
1. Philos.
a. (in metaphysics) any of various theories holding that there is only one basic substance or principle as the ground of reality, or that reality consists of a single element. Cf. dualism (def. 2), pluralism (def. 1a).
b. (in epistemology) a theory that the object and datum of cognition are identical. Cf. pluralism (def. 1b).
2. the reduction of all processes, structures, concepts, etc., to a single governing principle; the theoretical explanation of everything in terms of one principle.
3. the conception that there is one causal factor in history; the notion of a single element as primary determinant of behavior, social action, or institutional relations.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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