from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. enlargement; amplification
  • n. A postponement of the decision of a cause for further consideration or reargument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Enlargement; amplification.
  • n. A postponement of the decision of a cause, for further consideration or re-argument.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Enlargement; amplification.
  • n. In Roman law, a delaying to pass sentence; a postponement of a decision in order to obtain further evidence.
  • n. In logic, such a modification of the verb of a proposition as makes the subject denote objects which without such modification it would not denote, especially things existing in the past and future.
  • n. In French law: A duplicate of an acquittance or other instrument.
  • n. A notary's copy of acts passed before him, delivered to the parties.
  • n. In medicine, dilatation or distention of a canal or cavity.


Latin ampliatio: compare French ampliation. (Wiktionary)


  • And therefore I said the word was rather for ampliation, that is, rather to encourage these who accounted themselves excluded, than to exclude any who desire to come.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • A temporal syllogism consists of sentences whose copulas involve temporal ampliation.

    The Statue of a Writer

  • (On ampliation), De appellationibus (On appellation), De restrictionibus (On restriction) and De distributionibus

    Peter of Spain

  • Finally, in the definition of ampliation, Marsilius went back to logicians of the thirteenth century such as Peter of Spain, who had defined ampliation as an extension of supposition, whereas fourteenth-century logicians such as Albert of Saxony did not consider ampliation to be a kind of supposition.

    Marsilius of Inghen

  • From the fourteenth century onwards, other properties were also abandoned, so that finally the important lasting properties were signification, supposition, ampliation and restriction, and the supposition of relatives.

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms

  • Kretzmann and Stump, p. In his treatment he includes ampliation (a correlative to restriction) and thereby matches the sections in Peter of Spain's

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms

  • Lambert of Lagny describes the many aspects of a proposition which can produce ampliation or restriction.

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms

  • Ockham also eschews talk of ampliation in giving his account of modal propositions.

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms

  • Ockham does not speak of ampliation and restriction.

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms

  • It is ampliation and restriction which distinguish this property of the predicate from properties of the subject.

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms


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