- n. A "crucial experiment"; a conclusive test to decide between different hypotheses.
- Modern Latin. (Wiktionary)
“This once given, I find that all is given; daily History, in Kingdom and in Parish, is an experimentum crucis to show what is the Devil's and what not.”
“Just as they were ready to develop the experimentum crucis (see FOUCAULT) overthrowing the emission theory, they parted company and worked independently.”
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