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  • demiurge — noun Etymology: Late Latin demiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, literally, artisan, one with special skill, from dēmios of the people (from dēmos people) + ourgos worker (from ergon work) more at demagogue, work Date: 1840 1. capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • demiurge — demiurgeous /dem ee err jeuhs/, demiurgic, demiurgical, adj. demiurgically, adv. /dem ee errj /, n. 1. Philos. a. Platonism. the artificer of the world. b. (in the Gnostic and certain other systems) a supernatural being imagined as creating or… …   Universalium

  • dualism — dualist, n., adj. /dooh euh liz euhm, dyooh /, n. 1. the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two. 2. Philos. a. the view that there are just two mutually irreducible substances. Cf. monism, pluralism. b. the view that… …   Universalium

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