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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The analysis of complex things into simpler constituents; A theory that all complex systems can be completely understood in terms of their components.

Usage examples (37)
  • The point of my review was that the reductionism is a problem not just for medicine, but for all of natural science.
  • Today, reductionism is the complete victor, and has gone to extremes that Barfield probably wouldn’t have imagined.
  • Using the ancient story the way you are with this one-word reductionism is giving in to a cultural and linguistic ignorance.
  • The insanity springs from what in philosophy is known as reductionism, ie, the belief that the whole is just the simple sum of its parts. for more
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