Two applications of this definition are worth mentioning.
…follows: (1) positivists have confused real with verbal definition.
The lack of a clear definition of nanotechnology is hampering meaningful discussion.
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(Conversely, its definition ought not to preclude its justification.)
One was a definition by quantifier elimination; see Section 2.2 below.
The last definition is known as the Leibnizian definition of equality.
Because of its variable meanings, a definition of ‘mystical experience’ must be partly stipulative.
Categories 7 opens rather abruptly with a definition of relations that Aristotle ultimately regards as unacceptable.
As noted above, appeal to past definition begs the question of what the legal definition should be (Stivers and Valls 2007).
Then one can check if a given procedure fits the definition; however, if it fits, that does not show that the definition is right.
As van Dalen (2005, p. 450) observes, Brouwer’s definition of dimension seems to be the first reformulation of an inductive definition as a game.
Recognizing this danger (and the corollary that no definition of learning is likely to be totally satisfactory) a definition proposed in 1961 by G.A.
Dobzhansky in 1937 gave what he claimed to be a definition of species, but which seems, as Mayr noted (Mayr 1976 481), much more a definition of speciation:
Abelard holds that things are the same in definition when what it is to be one requires that it be the other, and conversely; otherwise they differ in definition.
This is a recursive definition, entirely parallel to the definition of satisfaction of formulae by sequences in the definition of satisfaction for LCC in Tarski’s monograph on truth, that we saw in section 1 above.
The criterion of non-circularity seems to follow straightforwardly from the conception of definition on which a definition is supposed to lay down a distinguishing property of a kind K, which in turn can help us distinguish instances of K from all other objects.
Nowadays, a correspondence definition is most likely intended as a “real definition”, i.e., as a definition of the property, which does not commit its advocate to the claim that the definition provides a synonym for the term “true”.
In his Tractatus (5.15) Ludwig Wittgenstein came so close to Bolzano’s definition of probability that Georg Henrik von Wright felt it to be appropriate “to speak of one definition of probability here and call it the Bolzano-Wittgenstein definition” (Wright 1982, 144 f.).
A demonstration of the highest sort in mathematics does not, of course, work out the mechanism by which some function must be accomplished, so in this case the middle term will the formal definition of the subject, stated in terms of its parts (so a definition of a triangle will be in terms of the lines making it up, the definition of a number in terms of the units making it up, and so on).
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Example: exercise had given his muscles superior definition
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A demonstration of the highest sort in mathematics does not of course work out the mechanism by which some function must be accomplished so in this case the middle term will the formal definition of the subject stated in terms of its parts so a definition of a triangle will be in terms of the lines making it up the definition of a number in terms of the units making it up and so on