Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • These genuinely simple objects are called infima (1921, Sect.

    Salvation Santa

  • Although objects of higher order are based on infima they are not reducible to them; properties of superiora supervene on properties of their inferiora.

    Salvation Santa

  • That is, (D, ‰¤) is a partially ordered set in which greatest lower bounds (infima) and least upper bounds (suprema) exist for arbitrary sets of elements.

    Combinatory Logic

  • It cannot be revoked, we are all mortal, and these all commanding gods and princes die like men: [3898] — involvit humile pariter et celsum caput, aquatque summis infima.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Didier Lett has written a beautiful brief study of the image of the child as weak and incapable of self-protection in literary sources of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; see "L'Enfance: aetas infirma, aetas infima," Médiévales 15 (1988): 85 — 95. back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Porta 1 & infima: Materia prima, Hyle, Chaos HB: ChVMR

    The Way We Lived Then

  • There we are exhorted not to fall into the common error of passing from unity to infinity, but to find the intermediate classes; and we are reminded that in any process of generalization, there may be more than one class to which individuals may be referred, and that we must carry on the process of division until we have arrived at the infima species.

    The Statesman

  • Moreover, any one determinable is a literal summum genus not subsumable under any higher genus; and the absolute determinate is a literal infima species under which no other determinate is subsumable.

    Determinates vs. Determinables

  • In India infima propter continuum et graue frigus generatur christallum de aqua per gelu, sicut quidam asserunt.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • De Aethiopia intratur in Indiam, mediam, nam triplex est videlicet infima, quæ in quibusdam suis partibus est nimis frigida ad inhabitandum: Media quæ satis temperata est, et superior, quæ nimis calida.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.