first mover

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Noun[edit]

first mover (plural first movers)

  1. (philosophy) The initial agent that is the cause of all things; the prime mover.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of Philosophy, Dagobert D. Runes (ed.), Philosophical Library, 1962, p. 110.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989. See "mover".