possibilism

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Latin possibilis (that can be done), from posse (be able), +‎ -ism.

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possibilism (countable and uncountable, plural possibilisms)

  1. (philosophy) The belief that possible things exist.
  2. The theory that the geographical environment sets certain constraints, but culture is otherwise determined by social conditions.
  3. (sometimes derogatory) Any of various socialist reform movements.

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