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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dei, genitive singular form of deus, "god".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /deɪ'ĭz'əm/

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Noun

Singular
deism

Plural
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  1. (philosophy) The belief in the existence of God, by or through reason.
  2. The belief in a God or gods who set the universe in motion, then ceased to interact with it.
  3. (uncountable) The religious philosophy and movement that became prominent in England, France, and the United States in the 17th and 18th centuries that rejects supernatural events (prophecy, miracles) and divine revelation prominent in organized religion, along with holy books and revealed religions that assert the existence of such things.

Usage notes

Reference to the 17th and 18th century movement is more frequently capitalized, while reference to the general philosophy or belief is more frequently not capitalized.

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Estonian

Noun

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deism

  1. Deism.

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Declension
deism
n. Singular Plural
Nominative deism deisme
Articulative deismul deismele
Dative-Genitive deismului deismelor
Vocative deismul deismele

Noun

deism

  1. Deism.



Swedish

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Noun

Inflection for deism Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative deism deismen deismer deismerna
Genitive deisms deismens deismers deismernas

deism c.

  1. Deism.

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