Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A development or evolution coextensive with the duration of the world, but especially of mankind, and including all the events of universal history.

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Examples

  • He rejected flatly the latter's [Hegel] view that these characteristics of the world-process indicated that it was the teleological unfolding of a design or Idea in the experience of an Absolute Mind or Spirit.

    A Den of Vipers

  • The behavior of the world-process, he maintained, did not suggest guidance by a moral plan or purpose.

    A Den of Vipers

  • It was still the ideal, to let Reason rule; but Reason was now seen as embodied in the Universal Order, the recurrent cycle of world-process.

    FREE WILL IN THEOLOGY

  • It is far more correct to speak of the dynamization of space rather than of the spatialization of time; the relativization of simultaneity means that “instanta - neous space,” that is, the class of simultaneously exist - ing events, cannot be unambiguously carved out of the four-dimensional world-process.

    TIME

  • For instance, we represent the world-process as an eternal change between the qualitative homogeneity of fused masses of matter and their differentiated dispersion.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

  • For instance, we represent the world-process as an eternal change between the qualitative homogeneity of fused masses of matter and their differentiated dispersion.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

  • For instance, we represent the world-process as an eternal change between the qualitative homogeneity of fused masses of matter and their differentiated dispersion.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

  • He is neither pushing the world-process forward nor trying to drag it back, but on the other hand he is by no means ignoring it.

    Inside the Whale

  • Give yourself over to the world-process, stop fighting against it or pretending that you control it; simply accept it, endure it, record it.

    Inside the Whale

  • In his books one gets right away from the ‘political animal’ and back to a viewpoint not only individualistic but completely passivethe view-point of a man who believes the world-process to be outside his control and who in any case hardly wishes to control it.

    Inside the Whale

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