indeterminism
noun Date: 1874 1. a. a theory that the will is free and that deliberate choice and actions are not determined by or predictable from antecedent causes b. a theory that holds that not every event has a cause 2. the quality or state of being indeterminate; especially unpredictability • indeterminist nounindeterministic adjective

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