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Definition 1: a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for positivism in the sense of this definition

(positivism is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of positivism ) aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions

Definition 2: the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for positivism in the sense of this definition

(positivism is a kind of ...) (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

(... is a kind of positivism ) Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top

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