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Noun: positivism  'pó-zu-ti,vi-zum
  1. The form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    - logical positivism
  2. A quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
    - positivity, positiveness

Derived forms: positivisms

Type of: empiricism, empiricist philosophy, phenomenalism, quality, sensationalism

Encyclopedia: Positivism