What does OCCAM mean?

Definitions for OCCAMˈɒk əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Occam, William of Occam, Ockham, William of Ockham(noun)

    English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349)


  1. occam

    occam is a concurrent programming language that builds on the Communicating Sequential Processes process algebra, and shares many of its features. It is named after William of Ockham of Occam's Razor fame. occam is an imperative procedural language. It was developed by David May and others at INMOS, advised by Tony Hoare, as the native programming language for their transputer microprocessors, but implementations for other platforms are available. The most widely known version is occam 2; its programming manual was written by Steven Ericsson-Zenith and others at INMOS.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Occam

    or Oakham, William of, an English Scholastic philosopher, born at Oakham, Surrey, surnamed Doctor Invincibilis; was a monk of the order of St. Francis; studied under Duns Scotus (q. v.), and became his rival, and a reviver of Nominalism (q. v.) in opposition to him, by his insistence on which he undermined the whole structure of Scholastic dogmatism, that is, its objective validity, and plunged it in hopeless ruin, but cleared the way for modern speculation, and its grounding of the Objective (q. v.) on a surer basis (1280-1347).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of OCCAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of OCCAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ilze Falb:

    He loved florid verbiage and jaw-jaw until he cuts himself on Occam's razor.

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