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Occam British & World English

A computer programming language devised for use in parallel processing

Occam's razor British & World English

The principle (attributed to William of Occam) that in explaining a thing no more assumptions should be made than are necessary. The principle is often invoked to defend reductionism or nominalism

William of Occam British & World English

(Circa 1285–1349), English philosopher and Franciscan friar. A defender of nominalism, he is known for the maxim called ‘Occam’s razor’