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Definition of tabula rasa noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    tabula rasa

    NAmE//ˌtæbyələ ˈrɑzə//
    , NAmE//ˌtæbyələˈrɑsə//
    (pl. tabulae rasae
    NAmE//ˌtæbyəli ˈrɑzi//
    , NAmE//ˌtæbyəliˈrɑsi//
    (from Latin) (formal)
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  1. 1a situation in which there are no fixed ideas about how something should develop
  2. 2the human mind as it is at birth, with no ideas or thoughts in it
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