Sensationalism

Sen*sa"tion*al*ism

(?), n. 1. (Metaph.) The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; -- opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.
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2. The practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel.
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