Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A form of mathematical proposition among the Greeks, concerning the nature of which there continues to be much dispute.
  • noun Synonyms See inference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geom.) A proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain determinate problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions.
  • noun (Gr. Geom.) A corollary.

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  • noun geometry A proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain determinate problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions.
  • noun A corollary.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek πόρισμα (porisma, "a deduction from a previous demonstration").

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