Definition of reductionist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈdʌkʃənɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈdʌkʃənɪst//
(formal, often disapproving)
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a person who believes that complicated things can be explained by considering them as a combination of simple parts He was a reductionist who believed that everything could be explained in materialistic terms.

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