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Meaning of accidentalism

ac•ci•den•tal•ism

Pronunciation: (ak"si-den'tl-iz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.
  2. any theory holding that some events have no causes.
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