from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing or effecting reduplication, in any sense.
  • In botany, same as reduplicate, 2.

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

  • adjective Double; formed by reduplication; reduplicate.

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  • adjective Formed by redoubling; reduplicate, double


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  • OB, CC (which he calls a reduplicative acronym), and PO.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 3 1984

  • This distinction between diminishing and non-diminishing qualifications has relevance to the analysis of reduplicative propositions.

    Diminishing and Non-Diminishing Qualifications 2006

  • During the coming week, artist Simon Pope and I will be giving a couple of talks on Walking Here and There - an art / science collaboration project that aims to investigate the interaction of place and memory in psychosis, and particularly reduplicative paramnesia, the delusional belief that a place exists in two or more locations simultaneously.

    Mind Hacks: October 2006 Archives 2006

  • I'll be talking about the science and neuropsychology of reduplicative paramnesia and we'll both be discussing how we've found trying to combine our disciplines to better understand space and location, as well as unusual states of mind.

    Mind Hacks: October 2006 Archives 2006

  • Propositions of type 1 are called specificative reduplicative propositions, or specifically reduplicative propositions, or simply specificative propositions.

    Archive 2005-01-01 2005

  • Unless I have accidentally confused reduplicative phrases at some point, this all follows by traditional reduplicative analysis; thus my original statement, "Being God doesn't entail anything about being human even if what is God is also human" is relevant.

    Archive 2005-01-01 2005

  • I don't see how the claim "'X is human' does not entail 'X is mortal' unqualifiedly" presupposes the issue at hand; for one can reject and, I imagine, many do the claim that being human entails being mortal without any acceptance of the doctrine of Incarnation, the Chalcedonian definition, or reduplicative analysis.

    Archive 2005-01-01 2005

  • In other words, to show that this contradiction is really a contradiction, you have to show that it is impossible for anything to be both God and man, because otherwise the reduplicative propositions 'God as God is immortal' and 'God as man is mortal' are not contradictory the reduplicative phrase modifies the predicate and prevents them from being univocal; if so, the alleged contradiction is a case of the fallacy of equivocation.

    Archive 2005-01-01 2005

  • In sum, the reduplicative strategy is of no use in showing the logical tenability of the two natures doctrine.

    Archive 2005-01-01 2005

  • Aristotle, for instance, argued that being qua being is the subject of metaphysics when a term reduplicates itself, this is called a reflexive reduplication; Leibniz's principles of identity presuppose reduplicative analysis; Anscombe has noted that her use of the phrase 'under the description' in discussing intention is reduplicative.

    Archive 2005-01-01 2005


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