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Compare French psychisme.


psychism (countable and uncountable, plural psychisms)

  1. (philosophy) The old doctrine that there is a fluid universally diffused, and equally animating all living beings, the difference in their actions being due to the difference of the individual organizations.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for psychism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)