Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being participated or shared.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being participated or shared.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being participated or shared.

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Examples

  • Again when he knows himself absolutely Speaking, he considers himself adequately, but in the knowledge of Creatures, or rather of himself in relation to Creatures, he considers himself inadequately, according to those degrees of Being or Perfection wherein his Essence is imitable or participable by them.

    Motherly Advice

  • God's ideas of creatures are, as Saint Thomas says, only his essence, insofar as it is participable or imperfectly imitable, for God contains every creaturely perfection, though in a divine and infinite way; he is one and he is all ¦.

    Malebranche's Theory of Ideas and Vision in God

  • You see it only in its relation to material creatures, only as it is participable by or representative of them.

    Malebranche's Theory of Ideas and Vision in God

  • One must be careful, however, not to read this remark as conceding defeat, for in the continuation of this reply to Arnauld and in the passage above, he identifies ideas with God's substance: ˜God's ideas of creatures are ¦ only His essence, insofar as it is participable or imperfectly imitable™ (Elucidation 10, OC 3: 149; LO

    Malebranche's Theory of Ideas and Vision in God

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