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Noun: existentialism  ,eg-zi'sten-shu,li-zum
  1. (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    - existential philosophy, existentialist philosophy

Derived forms: existentialisms

Type of: philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

Encyclopedia: Existentialism