Ockham's razor
variant of Occam's razor

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  • Ockham's razor — n. OCCAM S RAZOR * * * Methodological principle of parsimony in scientific explanation. Traditionally attributed to William of Ockham, the principle prescribes that entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity. In practice, this means that… …   Universalium

  • Ockham's razor — n. OCCAM S RAZOR …   English World dictionary

  • Ockham's Razor — noun the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred • Syn: ↑Occam s Razor, ↑principle of parsimony, ↑law of parsimony • Hypernyms: ↑principle, ↑rule * * * Ockham s razor… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ockham's razor. — See Occam s razor. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ockham’s razor —    See Occam’s razor …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Ockham's razor — noun variant spelling of Occam s razor …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ockham's razor. — See Occam s razor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ockham's Razor — Wilhelm von Ockham Skizze aus einem Summa logicae Manuskript von 1341 mit der Inschrift frater Occham iste Ockhams Rasiermesser ist das Sparsamkeitsprinzip in der Wissenschaft. Es besagt, dass von mehreren Theorien, die den gleichen Sachverhalt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ockham´s Razor — Wilhelm von Ockham Skizze aus einem Summa logicae Manuskript von 1341 mit der Inschrift frater Occham iste Ockhams Rasiermesser ist das Sparsamkeitsprinzip in der Wissenschaft. Es besagt, dass von mehreren Theorien, die den gleichen Sachverhalt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ockham's razor — The celebrated principle of Ockham that entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem : entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity. A watchword for many reductionist and nominalistic philosophies …   Philosophy dictionary

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