Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In metaphysics: Materialism; specifically, the doctrines of the early Ionic philosophers.
- n. The theory which regards matter as the principle of evil. Also hylicism.
- n. philosophy A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Metaph.) A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil.
- From Ancient Greek ὕλη (hulē) (Wiktionary)
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