adverb see positivism

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  • positivism — n. 1 Philos. the philosophical system of Auguste Comte, recognizing only non metaphysical facts and observable phenomena, and rejecting metaphysics and theism. 2 a religious system founded on this. 3 = logical positivism. Derivatives: positivist… …   Useful english dictionary

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