Baconian
adjective Date: 1812 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Francis Bacon or his doctrines 2. of or relating to those who believe that Francis Bacon wrote the works usually attributed to ShakespeareBaconian noun

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  • Baconian — [bā kō′nē ən] adj. 1. of or having to do with Francis Bacon or his philosophy, esp. his belief that truth is discovered through empirical observation and induction 2. designating or of the theory alleging that Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare s… …   English World dictionary

  • Baconian — Ba*co ni*an, n. 1. One who adheres to the philosophy of Lord Bacon. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. One who maintains that Lord Bacon is the author of the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {Baconian method}, the inductive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baconian — baconián adj. m., pl. baconiéni; f. sg. baconiánă, pl. baconiéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BACONIÁN, Ă /bei că / adj., s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Baconian — Ba*co ni*an, a. Of or pertaining to Lord Francis Bacon, or to his system of philosophy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baconian — [beɪ kəʊnɪən] adjective 1》 relating to the English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626) or his inductive method of reasoning and philosophy. 2》 relating to or denoting the theory that Bacon wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare. noun 1》… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Baconian — Ba•co•ni•an [[t]beɪˈkoʊ ni ən[/t]] adj. 1) pho pertaining to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines 2) designating the theory that attributes the authorship of Shakespeare s works to Francis Bacon 3) pho an adherent of Baconian philosophy …   From formal English to slang

  • Baconian — Baconianism, Baconism /bay keuh niz euhm/, n. /bay koh nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the philosopher Francis Bacon or his doctrines. n. 2. an adherent of the Baconian philosophy. [1805 15; BACON + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Baconian — /beɪˈkoʊniən/ (say bay kohneeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to Francis Bacon or his doctrines. –noun 2. an adherent of Baconian philosophy …   Australian English dictionary

  • Baconian — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to (1561 1626), English statesman and polymath, or his writings. 2. noun One who believes that Francis Bacon wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare …   Wiktionary

  • Baconian — Ba·co·ni·an || beɪ kəʊnɪən n. follower of the English politician and philosopher Francis Bacon adj. of or pertainign Francis Bacon (the English politician and philosopher) …   English contemporary dictionary

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