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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

du•al•ismˈdu əˌlɪz əm, ˈdyu-(n.)

  1. the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two.

  2. (in metaphysics) any of various theories holding that reality is composed of two mutually irreducible substances. (in epistemology) the view that substances are either material or mental.

    Category: Philosphy

    Ref: Compare monism (def. 1a), 1 1 pluralism (def. 1a). 1 1

  3. the theological doctrine that there are two eternal principles, one good and one evil. the belief that humans embody two parts, as body and soul.

    Category: Religion

Origin of dualism:


du′al•ist(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dualist(noun)

    an adherent of dualism


  1. dualist(Noun)

    Any person who supports dualism, the belief in absolute good and absolute evil

    The Manicheans were dualists.

  2. dualist(Noun)

    Any person who believes in or argues for the duality of something

  3. dualist(Adjective)

    Of or supporting dualism

    She has a strictly dualist approach to morality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dualist(noun)

    one who believes in dualism; a ditheist

  2. Dualist(noun)

    one who administers two offices


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