Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to Robert Owen (1771–1858), Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement.

Etymologies

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Owen +‎ -ian

Examples

  • Darwinian and the Owenian hypotheses may, after all, be only that between homoeopathic and heroic doses of the same drug.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • I read your article on the "Archetype" the other day with great delight, particularly the phrase which puts the Owenian and Cummingian interpolations on the same footing.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • I suppose, however, that he also sends out of his mouth little free ova -- medusoids -- call them what you will, swimming by ciliae, which afterwards, unless the water beetles stop them on the way, will settle down as stalked polypes, and in their turn practise some mystery of Owenian parthenogenesis, or

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

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