HyperDic: positivism

English > 2 senses of the word positivism:
NOUNcognitionpositivism, logical positivismthe form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
attributepositivism, positivity, positivenessa quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
positivism > pronunciation
Soundspaa'zahtihvih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > positivism: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation).
Synonymlogical positivism
NarrowerComtismAuguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top
Broaderempiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
Spanishpositivismo
Catalanpositivisme
Adjectivespositivist, positivistic, positiveof or relating to positivism
Nounspositivistsomeone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical / metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
English > positivism: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness.
Synonymspositivity, positiveness
Narrowerassertiveness, self-assertivenessaggressive self-assurance
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositenegativity, negativeness, negativismCharacterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
Spanishpositivismo
Catalanpositivisme

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