Ockham's razor(redirected from the principle of economy)
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Ockham's razorSee OCCAM'S RAZOR.
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Occam's razorthe principle which states that when a selection has to be made from various hypotheses, it is best to start with the hypothesis that makes fewest assumptions. It is named after William of Ockham (d. c .1349).
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