American English

Definition of tabula rasa noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tabula rasa

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌtæbyələ ˈrɑzə//
     
    , NAmE//ˌtæbyələˈrɑsə//
     
    (pl. tabulae rasae
    NAmE//ˌtæbyəli ˈrɑzi//
     
    , NAmE//ˌtæbyəliˈrɑsi//
     
    )
    (from Latin) (formal)
     
    jump to other results
  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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tabula rasa