Definitions

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  • n. A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A denial of the existence of the universe as distinct from God.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The denial of the existence of an external world.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, "not") + κόσμος (kosmos, "world") + ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All these forms of epistemological Monism — namely, idealism, solipsism, acosmism, and absolutism — have, of course, metaphysical bearings, and sometimes rest on metaphysical foundations.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • But Mahayanism was pulled equally strongly in the opposite direction by the popular and mythological elements which it contained and was on the whole inclined to theism and even polytheism quite as much as to atheism and acosmism.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

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