Dualistic Du`al*is"tic, a. Consisting of two; pertaining to dualism or duality. [1913 Webster]

{Dualistic system} or {Dualistic theory} (Chem.), an old theory, originated by Lavoisier and developed by Berzelius, that all definite compounds are binary in their nature, and consist of two distinct constituents, themselves simple or complex, and possessed of opposite chemical or electrical affinities; -- superseded by later developments in chemical bonding theory, especially quantum mechanics. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dualistic — 1801, from stem of DUALISM (Cf. dualism) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dualistic — [do͞o΄əl is′tik, dyo͞o΄əl is′tik] adj. 1. of or based on dualism 2. dual dualistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • dualistic — dualism ► NOUN 1) division into two opposed or contrasted aspects, such as good and evil or mind and matter. 2) duality. DERIVATIVES dualist noun & adjective dualistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • dualistic — adjective see dualism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dualistic — dualistically, adv. /dooh euh lis tik, dyooh /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of dualism. 2. dual; twofold. [1795 1805; DUAL + ISTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dualistic — adjective of, or relating to dualism …   Wiktionary

  • dualistic — dualism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • dualistic — Synonyms and related words: bifold, biform, bifurcated, bilateral, binary, bipartisan, bipartite, dichotomous, double, double barreled, duadic, dual, duple, duplex, duplicated, dyadic, identical, matched, twain, twin, twinned, two, two sided …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dualístic — du|a|lís|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • dualistic — dualism …   Dictionary of sociology

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