Definition of Occam's razor

1. Noun. The principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred.




Definition of Occam's razor

1. Noun. The principle that entities should not be needlessly multiplied. ¹

2. Noun. (science) The principle of preferring the simpler of two competing theories. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Occam's razor

1. The principle of scientific parsimony. William of Occam (14th Century) stated it thus: "The assumptions introduced to explain a thing must not be multiplied beyond necessity." (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Occam's razor

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1. Essay on Religious Philosophy by Émile Edmond Saisset (1863)
"What is this but to dispense with revelation by a stroke of Occam,s razor ? Yet surely one significant, I hope and think intentional omission, ..."

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