Tuesday, April 21, 2009

word a day#11

determinism |diˈtərməˌnizəm|noun Philosophythe doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes external to the will. Some philosophers have taken determinism to imply that individual human beings have no free will and cannot be held morally responsible for their actions.DERIVATIVESdeterminist |dəˈtərmənəst| |diˈtərmənəst| noun & adjectivedeterministic |-ˌtərməˈnistik| |dəˈˈtərməˈnɪstɪk| |diˈˈtərməˈnɪstɪk| |-ˈnɪstɪk|adjectivedeterministically |-ˌtərməˈnistik(ə)lē| |dəˈˈtərməˈnɪstək(ə)li| |diˈˈtərməˈnɪstək(ə)li| |-ˈnɪstɪk(ə)li| adverb

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