|1.||the state of being twofold or double|
|2.||philosophy Compare monism the doctrine, as opposed to idealism and materialism, that reality consists of two basic types of substance usually taken to be mind and matter or two basic types of entity, mental and physical|
|3.||a. the theory that the universe has been ruled from its origins by two conflicting powers, one good and one evil, both existing as equally ultimate first causes|
|b. the theory that there are two personalities, one human and one divine, in Christ|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
dualism du·al·ism (d&oomacr;'ə-lĭz'əm, dy&oomacr;'-)
The theory that blood cells have two origins, from the lymphatic system and from the bone marrow.
The view in psychology that the mind and body function separately, without interchange.