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du·al·ism

dualism

 
pronunciation:
du lih zm [or] du lih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being twofold; duality.
similar words:
duplicity
definition 2: in philosophy, the theory that reality consists of, or can be explained in term of, two basic principles, such as mind and body. (Cf. monism, pluralism.)
definition 3: in theology, the belief that two opposing principles, good and evil, govern the world, or the belief that man has two basic natures, physical and spiritual.
derivations: dualistic (adj.), dualistically (adv.), dualist (n.)