1. Noun.  ccidental character or effect.
  2. Noun.  The belief that outward appearance often contrasts with substance or essence ''(after Thomas Aquinas)''.
  3. Noun.  A system of medicine based on belief that symptoms of disease are caused by external factors.
  4. Noun.  The belief that events happen by random chance, without cause or purpose. .

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