Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to a porism; of the nature of a porism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a porism; of the nature of a porism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reducing a determinate problem to an indeterminate one.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a subject of interest not only for its assigning to every author his fair share of credit for his contributions towards perfecting the poristic method; but for that _critical discrimination of principles_, which constitutes one of the marked features of Mr. Davies's writings in the archæology of geometry.

    Notes and Queries, Number 29, May 18, 1850

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