Definition of

Tabula Rasa

  1. (noun, cognition) a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)
  2. (noun, state) an opportunity to start over without prejudice

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Synonyms of Tabula Rasa

clean slate, fresh start

Alternate forms of Tabula Rasa

Hypernyms: brain, chance, head, mind, nous, opportunity, psyche

Origin of the word Tabula Rasa

  1. 1535, "the mind in its primary state," from L., lit. "scraped tablet," from which writing has been erased, thus ready to be written on again, from tabula (see table) + rasa, fem. pp. of radere "to scrape away, erase" (see raze). A loan-translation of Aristotle's pinakis agraphos, lit. "unwritten tablet" ("De anima," 7.22). more

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Words that sound like Tabula Rasa

tabularise, tabularize

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