American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Ockham's razor.
- n. The principle that entities should not be needlessly multiplied.
- n. sciences The principle of preferring the simpler of two competing theories.
- n. the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred
- After William of Occam, an advocate of the law of parsimony, and the idea of a razor as a tool that trims or shaves. See citations for coinage. (Wiktionary)
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