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Sto•i•cism



Pronunciation: (stō'u-siz"um), [key]
n.
1. a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 b.c.,that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature.
2. (l.c.) conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, as repression of emotion and indifference to pleasure or pain.

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

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