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accidentalism

[ak-si-den-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.
2.
Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.
Origin of accidentalism
1850-1855
1850-55; accidental + -ism
Related forms
accidentalist, noun, adjective
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