Definition of accidentalism in English:

accidentalism

noun

  • 1The quality of being accidental; accidental manner or nature.

  • 2A theory or belief which proposes that events occur as a result of chance or contingency, and are not preordained or attributable to a single definite cause.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ruskin (1819–1900), art critic and social critic. From accidental + -ism.

Pronunciation:

accidentalism

/ˌaksɪˈdɛntlɪz(ə)m/