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ˈɒk əmock·ham

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  1. Occam, William of Occam, Ockham, William of Ockhamnoun

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


  1. ockham

    Ockham refers to William of Ockham, a prominent philosopher in the 14th century known for his principle known as "Occam's razor." It is a methodological principle which suggests that among competing hypotheses, the one with fewest assumptions should be selected. In simpler terms, the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.


  1. Ockham

    Ockham is a small village near East Horsley, in Surrey, England. The village lies to the east of the A3 between Cobham and Guildford. Other neighbouring villages include Ripley, Wisley and Effingham. Ockham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Bocheham. It was held by Richard Fitz Gilbert. Its domesday assets were: 1½ hides, 1 church, 2 fisheries worth 10d, 3 ploughs, 2 acres of meadow, woodland worth 60 hogs. It rendered £10. Most notably, Ockham is believed to be the birthplace of William of Ockham—famous Mediaeval philosopher and the proponent of Occam's razor—and, more recently, Ada Lovelace lived at Ockham Park. Ockham Common, to the north east of the village, is the site of the disused Wisley Airfield, which has a paved 2 km runway. As late as 1972, this airfield was in service as a satellite fit-out and flight test centre for Vickers and latterly the British Aircraft Corporation, linked to their main factory and airfield at nearby Brooklands, Weybridge, capable of taking aircraft as large as the VC10. Although the airfield is disused, the aviation connection remains: it is the location of OCK, a VOR navigational beacon which anchors the South West Arrival Stack for London Heathrow Airport, which along with Biggin Hill, Kent, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire and Lambourne, Essex are London's main holds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ockham in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ockham in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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