Ar·is·to·te·li·an also Ar·is·to·te·le·an (ăr′ĭ-stə-tēlē-ən, -tēlyən, ə-rĭs′tə-)
Of or relating to Aristotle or to his philosophy.
1. A follower of Aristotle or his teachings.
2. A person whose thinking and methods tend to be empirical, scientific, or commonsensical.
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