from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The doctrine that certainty about first principles or absolute truth is unattainable and that only perceptual phenomena are objects of exact knowledge.
- n. The belief that there can be no proof either that God exists or that God does not exist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The view that absolute truth or ultimate certainty is unattainable, especially regarding knowledge not based on experience or perceivable phenomena.
- n. The view that the existence of God or of all deities is unknown, unknowable, unproven, or unprovable.
- n. Doubt, uncertainty, or scepticism regarding the existence of a god or gods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That doctrine which, professing ignorance, neither asserts nor denies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrines of the agnostics; the doctrine that the ultimate cause and the essential nature of tilings are unknowable, or at least unknown.
- n. Belief in the doctrines of the agnostics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
- n. a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God
a- + gnostic + -ism (Wiktionary)