Definitions

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  • noun Absence of closure; failure to close.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ closure

Examples

  • There have been various rejoinders to Dretske's argument from nonclosure of knowledge modes.

    The Epistemic Closure Principle

  • The argument from nonclosure of knowledge modes: since the modes of gaining, preserving or extending knowledge, such as perception, testimony, proof, memory, indication, and information are not individually closed, neither is knowledge.

    The Epistemic Closure Principle

  • This is a condition sometimes found in foals immediately after birth, and is due to nonclosure of the foramen ovale, which allows a mixture of the venous with the arterial blood in the left cavities of the heart.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • This occurs only in the newborn, and consists in the nonclosure of the natural channel (urachus), through which the urine is discharged into the outer water bag (allantois) in fetal life.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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