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externalism

[ik-stur-nl-iz-uh m] /ɪkˈstɜr nlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
attention to externals, especially excessive attention to externals, as in religion.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; external + -ism
Related forms
externalist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for externalism

externalism

/ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
exaggerated emphasis on outward form, esp in religious worship
2.
a philosophical doctrine holding that only objects that can be perceived by the senses are real; phenomenalism
Derived Forms
externalist, noun
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