the principle of economy definition, the principle of economy meaning | English dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images

Ockham's razor

, Occam's razor  
      n   a maxim, attributed to William of Ockham, stating that in explaining something assumptions must not be needlessly multiplied,   (Also called)    the principle of economy         
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    assumption, axiom, canon, criterion, dictum, doctrine, dogma, ethic, formula, fundamental, golden rule, law, maxim, moral law, precept, proposition, rule, standard, truth, verity  
2    attitude, belief, code, credo, ethic, morality, opinion, tenet  
3    conscience, integrity, morals, probity, rectitude, scruples, sense of duty, sense of honour, uprightness  
4    in principle      ideally, in essence, in theory, theoretically  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
business linked to the Internet but also to traditional economy
unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way