Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That can be explained.
- Admitting or requiring exposition.
“Or, again, "Alcibiades is dead, but X is still with us"; the whole meaning of this 'exponible' is that X would be the lesser loss to society.”
“A well-formed sentence must be categorical, and so have a single subject and a single predicate, however complex these two terms may become through the use of exponible and syncategorematic terms in them.”
“The second device is the notion that some terms are exponible, which will be explained below.”
“Once one realizes that we can appeal to connotation theory, and more generally the theory of exposition, without invoking new entities, the door is opened to applying mathematical analyses (all of which are exponible, for Ockham) to all kinds of things, and in particular to physical nature.”
“A reduplicative proposition, in the broad sense, is an exponible proposition--in technical terms, it's something that can't be plugged directly into a categorical syllogism without translation into more than one categorical proposition; in non-technical terms, to examine it, you have to unfold its meaning more fully.”
“Exponible propositions generally break down into elements that are called exponent propositions; they explain or expound what is going on in the exponible proposition.”
“There are other compound sentences that are not exponible, since, though they contain two or more verbal clauses, the construction shows that these are inseparable.”
“A Compound Proposition, reducible to two or more simple ones, is said to be exponible.”
“It is a common and convenient practice to illustrate logical doctrines by examples: to show what is meant by a Proposition we may give _salt is soluble_, or _water rusts iron: _ the copulative exponible is exemplified by _salt is savoury and wholesome_; and so on.”
“If it meant '_Some only_,' every particular proposition would be an exclusive exponible (chap. ii.”
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