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 (ŏk′əm), William of
See William of Ockham.


also Oc·cam  (ŏk′əm), William of 1285?-1349?
English scholastic philosopher who rejected the reality of universal concepts and argued that mental and linguistic signs are the only genuinely universal features of reality.
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(Biography) a variant spelling of (William of) Ockham
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(ˈɒk əm)

n. William of,
died 1349?, English scholastic philosopher.
Oc`cam•is′tic, adj.
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