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du·al·ism

 (do͞o′ə-lĭz′əm, dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The condition of being double; duality.
2. Philosophy The view that the world consists of or is explicable as two fundamental entities, such as mind and matter.
3. Psychology The view that mental and physical properties are fundamentally different and that neither can be explained fully in terms of the other.
4. Theology
a. The concept that the world is ruled by the antagonistic forces of good and evil.
b. The concept that humans have two basic natures, the physical and the spiritual.

du′al·ist n.
du′al·is′tic adj.
du′al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

dualism

(ˈdjuːəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. the state of being twofold or double
2. (Philosophy) philosophy the doctrine, as opposed to idealism and materialism, that reality consists of two basic types of substance usually taken to be mind and matter or two basic types of entity, mental and physical. Compare monism
3. (Theology)
a. the theory that the universe has been ruled from its origins by two conflicting powers, one good and one evil, both existing as equally ultimate first causes
b. the theory that there are two personalities, one human and one divine, in Christ
ˈdualist n
ˌdualˈistic adj
ˌdualˈistically adv

du•al•ism

(ˈdu əˌlɪz əm, ˈdyu-)

n.
1. the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two.
2.
a. (in metaphysics) any of various theories holding that reality is composed of two mutually irreducible substances. Compare monism (def. 1a), pluralism (def. 1a).
b. (in epistemology) the view that substances are either material or mental.
3.
a. the theological doctrine that there are two eternal principles, one good and one evil.
b. the belief that humans embody two parts, as body and soul.
[1785–95]
du′al•ist, n., adj.

dualism

1. any theory in any field of philosophical investigation that reduces the variety of its subject matter to two irreducible principles, as good/evil or natural/supernatural.
2. Metaphysics. any system that reduces the whole universe to two principles, as the Platonic Ideas and Matter. Cf. monism, pluralism.dualist, n.dualistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
Theology. 1. the doctrine of two independent divine beings or eternal principles, one good and the other evil.
2. the belief that man embodies two parts, as body or soul. — dualist, n. — dualistic, adj.
See also: Religion

dualism

Any theory which distinguishes between two fundamentally different things, such as good and evil, mind and matter, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dualism - the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Translations
dualizam

dualism

[ˈdjʊəlɪzəm] Ndualismo m

dualism

nDualismus m

dualism

[ˈdjuːəlɪzəm] ndualismo