from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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- noun The quantity of being addible; capability of addition.
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- noun The
quantityof being addible; capabilityof addition. John Locke.
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And this endless addition or addibility (if any one like the word better) of numbers, so apparent to the mind, is that, I think, which gives us the clearest and most distinct idea of infinity: of which more in the following chapter.
And this endless addition or addibility (if any one like the word better) of numbers, so apparent to the mind, is that,
Once, he did admit that “you might as well pretend to add twenty apples to twenty pears” and even denounced the measurability of the individ - ual's utility; but he set a lasting pattern for social scientists in arguing that without the addibility of different utilities “all political reasoning is at a stand - still.”
Certainly, without this addibility Bentham's principle of the greatest happiness of the greatest number becomes vacuous.
"Can it be possible that we have in this case a specimen given to us of the arithmetic of heaven, and an expression revealed, which indicates by its function of addibility, the name of the church in question, and of each member of it; and by its function of multiplicability the doctrine, the mission, and the members of the great Synagogue of Apostacy?