law of parsimony

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Synonyms for law of parsimony

the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly

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The law of parsimony is not a principle of simplicity in the sense of brevity.
As he turns his attention to the subjects of telepathy and clairvoyance, Wassermann is careful not to let his theorizing be unduly restrained by the law of parsimony.