Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Supposing the existence of an external world; affirming the real existence of the external world.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Metaph.) Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world.
  • adjective (Metaph.) those who assume, without attempting to prove, the reality of external objects as corresponding to, and being the ground of, the ideas of which only the mind has direct cognizance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κόσμος ("universe") + θέσις ("placement, arrangement") + -ic.

Examples

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  • He loathes any weak cosmothetic;

    The solopsist calls them pathetic.

    If the real’s but surmised

    Won’t he be surprised,

    Entrapped in the pure theoretic.

    March 25, 2019