American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To tie or group together.
- v. Logic To bring (isolated facts) together by an explanation or hypothesis that applies to them all.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bind or fasten together, literally or figuratively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To tie or bind together.
- v. (Logic) To bring together by colligation; to sum up in a single proposition.
- adj. Bound together.
- v. make a logical or causal connection
- v. consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
- Latin colligāre, colligāt- : com-, com- + ligāre, to tie, bind; see leig- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At the opposite end of the colligate scale, only a few doors away, is Harlem's answer to a happening high-priced $100-per-person dining experience, the Hudson River Café, where you may dine upstairs or down, inside or out.”
“These hypotheses involve generic concepts that, in Whewell's terms, “colligate” the more specific concepts that appear in hypotheses further down the ladder.”
“However, selecting the appropriate conception with which to colligate the data is not conjectural (1858b, p. 78).”
“Typically, finding the appropriate conception with which to colligate a class of phenomena requires a series of inferences, thus Whewell noted that discoverers's induction is a process involving a “train of researches””
“On the other hand, the data which a historian tries to colligate may be deemed to be data on evaluative grounds that another historian may not accept.”
“In other cases, no doubt, instead of collecting the conception from the very phenomena which we are attempting to colligate, we select it from among those which have been previously collected by abstraction from other facts.”
“The conceptions, then, which we employ for the colligation and methodization of facts, do not develop themselves from within, but are impressed upon the mind from without; they are never obtained otherwise than by way of comparison and abstraction, and, in the most important and the most numerous cases, are evolved by abstraction from the very phenomena which it is their office to colligate.”
“In other cases (no doubt) instead of collecting the conception from the very phenomena which we are attempting to colligate, we select it from among those which have been previously collected by abstraction from other facts.”
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“After being drafted into the military, Chappelle began his colligate career studying electrical engineering at Phoenix College.”
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These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
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Words whose definitions I need to memorize. And use in regular conversation. Oh, yeah.
Words of the day. :)
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