Definition of synechism in US English:

synechism

noun

Philosophy
  • C. S. Peirce's name for: the doctrine that continuity is one of the most important principles in philosophical and scientific explanation.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Peirce (1839–1914), scientist and philosopher. From ancient Greek συνεχής continuous + -ism.

Pronunciation

synechism

/ˈsɪnɪkɪz(ə)m/