from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being eliminated.

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  • adverb able to be eliminated.


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  • (For example, the sentence “Rama and Sita are righteous” is equivalent to “Rama is righteous and Sita is righteous”, but the term-connective in “Rama and Sita are married” is not similarly eliminable in favour of the truth-functional conjunction “Rama is married and Sita is married”.)

    Analytic Philosophy in Early Modern India Ganeri, Jonardon 2009

  • At first Berkeley poured scorn on those who adhere to the concept of infinitesimal. maintaining that the use of infinitesimals in deriving mathematical results is illusory, and is in fact eliminable.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals Bell, John L. 2009

  • Weakening is made an eliminable rule by letting initial sequents have the form

    Chores 2009

  • For this reason, Zimmerman concedes that “the role that luck plays in the determination of moral responsibility may not be entirely eliminable ¦” (2002, 575).

    Moral Luck Nelkin, Dana K. 2008

  • (PR §168), it is an eliminable pseudo-proposition standing proxy for the proved inductive base and inductive step.

    Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics Rodych, Victor 2007

  • Budd suggests that the metaphor is reducible, and thus eliminable, apparently in terms of purely musical (i.e., non-spatial) concepts or vocabulary.

    The Philosophy of Music Kania, Andrew 2007

  • It merely holds that when truth occurs in the outermost position in a sentence, and the full sentence to which truth is predicated is quoted, then truth is eliminable.

    Truth Glanzberg, Michael 2006

  • But because dominations is never wholly eliminable, defensible politics is inherently fragile.

    Paul Ricoeur Dauenhauer, Bernard 2005

  • Those who hold teleology in biology to be metaphorical in nature typically regard it as eliminable; i.e., they believe that the science of biology would not be essentially altered if all references to teleology were eschewed.

    Teleological Notions in Biology Allen, Colin 2003

  • In Max Weber's great essay, "Politics as a Vocation," there is vividly expressed a standpoint opposed to the old view of the State as essentially "natural," with the violence and coercion which it in fact practices being in principle eliminable.

    A Special Supplement: On Violence Cameron, J.M. 1970


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