from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one in which the correct conclusion is the immediate sequence of reasoning from axiomatic or established premises.
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… Since this binding is highly stereospecific and corresponds with the previously reported pharmacological potencies of opiates, we believe that our results represent a direct demonstration of “opiate receptor” binding.5
The fact that upon the American continent, east of the Rocky Mountains, the geological formations crop out in their regular succession, from the oldest azoic and primordial deposits to the cretaceous formation, without the slightest indication of a great subsequent subsidence, seems to me the most complete and direct demonstration of my proposition.