Definition of tychism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtīkˌizəm/


The doctrine that account must be taken of the element of chance in reasoning or explanation of the universe.
Example sentences
  • Addressing this paradox, Robert Caserio employs the concept of ‘tychism’ (from the Greek tyche, meaning law of chance) to shed light on the novel and on major intellectual movements in England in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • The last essay demonstrates the results of applying tychism and exchangeability to agricultural economics.
  • This collection focuses primarily on Peirce's realism, pragmatism, and theism, with attention to his tychism and synechism.


Late 19th century: from Greek tukhē 'chance' + -ism.

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Syllabification: ty·chism

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