Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A making or being equal; an equivalence or equivalent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.

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  • noun equivalence
  • noun linguistics A change in the meaning of a term depending upon context
  • noun obsolete The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.

Etymologies

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Latin adaequatio, from ad + aequatio.

Examples

  • "Thus, knowing the truth happens when knowledge, by virtue of an 'adequation'

    One Cosmos

  • Beneath this notion of the pact and therefore of adequation, the notion of veiling/unveiling attunes the entire Seminar to the Heideggerian discourse on the truth.

    enowning

  • Overcoming metaphysics never meant for Heidegger thinking without the requirements of adequation; it never meant not reasoning, denying the realm of presence.

    enowning

  • His enterprise is subtle not aiming at “impossible,” but rather concerning possibilities yet reserved thinking what adequation presupposes, what presence covers up, naming what up until then had received no name, unfolding the appropriation of the originary.

    enowning

  • Bolzano combines his doctrine that the form [A has b] is common to all propositions with a correspondence theory of truth, whereby he, like Aristotle, avoids speaking of correspondence or adequation.

    Slices of Matisse

  • Overcoming metaphysics never meant for Heidegger thinking without the requirements of adequation; it never meant not reasoning, denying the realm of presence.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Beneath this notion of the pact and therefore of adequation, the notion of veiling/unveiling attunes the entire Seminar to the Heideggerian discourse on the truth.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • His enterprise is subtle not aiming at “impossible,” but rather concerning possibilities yet reserved thinking what adequation presupposes, what presence covers up, naming what up until then had received no name, unfolding the appropriation of the originary.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • But this truth is the adequation of the thing and its eternal reason, and thus an external light, the light of the Supreme Truth, God, must be shed on both the thing and its eternal reason if it is to be visible to the mind.

    Robert Grosseteste

  • Modern philosophy is a criticism of truth as adequation.

    Badiou lectures on truth

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