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The monistic philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, in which all reality is held to consist of one substance, usually termed God or Nature, of which minds and bodies are both attributes.

[After Baruch Spinoza.]

Spi·no′zist adj. & n.
Spi·no·zis′tic adj.
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(Philosophy) the philosophical system of Spinoza, esp the concept of God as the unique reality possessing an infinite number of attributes of which we can know at least thought and extension
Spiˈnozist n
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(spɪˈnoʊ zɪz əm)

the philosophical system of Spinoza, which defines God as a unique substance possessing infinite attributes of which we know only thought and extension.
Spi•no′zist, n.
Spi`no•zis′tic (ˌspɪn ə-) adj.
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the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, who maintained that only thought and extension are capable of being apprehended by the human mind. — Spinozist, n.Spinozistic, adj.
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