aristotelean

Aristotelian

[ar-uh-stuh-teel-yuhn, -tee-lee-uhn, uh-ris-tuh-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, based on, or derived from Aristotle or his theories.
noun
2.
a follower of Aristotle.
Also, Aristotelean.


Origin:
1600–10; < Latin Aristotelī(us) < Greek Aristotéleios of Aristotle + -an

anti-Aristotelian, adjective, noun
half-Aristotelian, adjective
post-Aristotelian, adjective
pro-Aristotelian, adjective
pseudo-Aristotelian, adjective, noun
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Aristotelian (ˌærɪstəˈtiːlɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
2.  (of a philosophical position) derived from that of Aristotle, or incorporating such of his major doctrines as the distinctions between matter and form, and substance and accident, or the primacy of individuals over universals
 
n
3.  a follower of Aristotle

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Aristotelian
also Aristotelean, c.1600, of or pertaining to the person or teachings of Aristotle, Gk. philosopher (384-322 B.C.E.).
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