- From Latin, substantive use of dēfīniēns ("[a] defining"), present active participle of dēfīniō ("I set bounds to”, “I define"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin dēfīniēns, present participle of dēfīnīre, to define; see define. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“More generally, it’s the expression to be defined, as opposed to the definiens, which is the phrase doing the defining.”
“More generally, it’s the expression to be defined, as opposed to the definiens, which is the phrase doing the defining.beamishQuote”
“M. Whittaker says: surely verbum definiendum, clausa definiens if you un-distill the sense.”
“The definiens in (EDR) is equivalent, of course, to”
“(EDX) 's definiens should not be understood as implying that an object x may not dependX for its existence upon two (or more) different things, y and”
“(If we believe in the existence of universals, then we should clearly add to the definiens ˜and universals that are exemplified by x™.)”
“This time, substituting the definiens of (EDR) into (P2) gives us:”
“It would, of course, be easy enough to modify (EDR) 's definiens to read ˜y is not identical with x and, necessarily, x exists only if”
“Substituting the definiens of (EDR) into (SUB) then delivers the following principle:”
“However, the relations corresponding to such predicates are strictly weaker than PP and PE and no biconditional is provable in M that would yield a corresponding definiens of”
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