from The Century Dictionary.
- Reducing a determinate problem to an indeterminate one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a porism; of the nature of a porism.
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- adjective Of or relating to a
porism; of the nature of a porism.
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a subject of interest not only for its assigning to every author his fair share of credit for his contributions towards perfecting the poristic method; but for that _critical discrimination of principles_, which constitutes one of the marked features of Mr. Davies's writings in the archæology of geometry.