Definition of William of Occam in English:

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William of Occam

Pronunciation: /ˌwilyəm əv ˈäkəm/
(also Ockham)
(Circa 1285–1349), English philosopher and Franciscan friar. A defender of nominalism, he is known for the maxim called “Occam’s razor.”.

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Syllabification: Will·iam of Oc·cam

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