Accidentalism



a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.
Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.
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Have you ever given thought to the accidentalism of many great discoveries?
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  • Accidentally

    happening by chance or ; not planned; unexpected: an accidental meeting. nonessential; incidental; subsidiary: accidental benefits. Music. relating to or indicating sharps, flats, or naturals. a nonessential or subsidiary circumstance, characteristic, or feature. Music. a sign placed before a note indicating a chromatic alteration of its pitch. Contemporary Examples On her first episode live from […]

  • Accidentally on purpose

    accidentally on purpose adverb phrase As if by accident, but really by intention: She missed the meeting accidentally on purpose see: on purpose , def. 2.



  • Accidently

    happening by chance or ; not planned; unexpected: an accidental meeting. nonessential; incidental; subsidiary: accidental benefits. Music. relating to or indicating sharps, flats, or naturals. a nonessential or subsidiary circumstance, characteristic, or feature. Music. a sign placed before a note indicating a chromatic alteration of its pitch. Contemporary Examples Did you once accidently apply to […]

  • Accidentology

    noun the study of the prevention of accidents



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