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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In metaphysics: Materialism; specifically, the doctrines of the early Ionic philosophers.
  • noun The theory which regards matter as the principle of evil. Also hylicism.

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

  • noun (Metaph.) A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil.

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  • noun philosophy A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ὕλη (hulē)

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