Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Philosophy The view that all that exists is ultimately physical.

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  • n. A philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality

Etymologies

physical +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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