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Definition of "indeterminism" [indeterminism]

  • Unpredictability. (noun)
  • Philosophy The doctrine that there are some events, particularly some human actions or decisions, which have no cause. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indeterminism" in a sentence
  • "Professor Koch told BBC News that "it is entirely possible that 'indeterminism' - under certain conditions - is a useful trait - but not usually: when you drive your car at high speeds down the freeway, you want to be highly deterministic.""
  • "Thus the indeterminism is a direct product of the substantivalist viewpoint."
  • "If there is a breakdown of determinism in chaotic systems, that can only occur if there is some kind of indeterminism introduced such that the property of unique evolution is rendered false"