from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The mind before it receives the impressions gained from experience.
- noun The unformed, featureless mind in the philosophy of John Locke.
- noun A need or an opportunity to start from the beginning.
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- noun uncountable The idea that the mind comes into this world as a "blank slate".
- noun countable Anything which exists in a
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- noun a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)
- noun an opportunity to start over without prejudice
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Medieval Latin tabula rāsa : Latin tabula, tablet + Latin rāsa, feminine of rāsus, erased.]
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From Latin tabula ("tablet") + rāsa, feminine singular of rāsus ("scraped, erased").
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