Ockham's razor

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Ockham's razor

[′äk·əmz ′rā·zər]
(science and technology)
The doctrine that unnecessary assumptions should be avoided in formulating hypotheses.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.