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law of parsimony


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

  • n. See Ockham's razor.

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

  • n. the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred


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  • Lat.: lex parsimoniae: "Entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."

    December 19, 2007