Definition of Ockhamism in English:

Ockhamism

(also Occamism)

noun

Philosophy
  • The theological or philosophical doctrine of William of Ockham, characterized by rejection of realism as to universals, and a revival of nominalism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Hallam (1777–1859), historian. From the name of William of Ockham + -ism.

Pronunciation

Ockhamism

/ˈɒkəmɪzm/