from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Latin adaequatio, from ad + aequatio. (Wiktionary)


  • "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.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It means familiarization with a new way of being, new way of perceiving things which is more an adequation with reality, with interdependence, with the stream and continuous transformation which our being and our consciousness is.

    Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness

  • Just the mere fact of doing that, fills such a sense of adequation with our deep nature.

    Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness

  • This consists always and only in adequation to truth; that is, in beauty.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic


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