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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, that reversion of organs now known as retrogressive and retrograde metamorphosis. See metamorphosis.

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  • The so-called regressus-method is a model for combining composition and resolution: the idea of this combinatory process is found in the Aristotelian tradition from Averroes on, and it was vitally revived among the Italian Aristotelians and medical authors.

    Giacomo Zabarella

  • If little or nothing were known about him, or only so much as those know who have already written of him, it might, in some ways, be possible to reconstruct him by a process of deductive analysis, by what the school logicians call the regressus a principiatis ad principia.

    The Private Life of Henry Maitland

  • This regress cannot, therefore, be called a regressus in indefinitum, as happened in the case of the preceding cosmological idea, the regress in which proceeded from the conditioned to the conditions not given contemporaneously and along with it, but discoverable only through the empirical regress.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • Nothing further is necessary, then, for the solution of the first cosmological problem, than to decide, whether, in the regress to the unconditioned quantity of the universe (as regards space and time), this never limited ascent ought to be called a regressus in infinitum or indefinitum.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • Complete regressus, i.e., complete explanation, requires that you make a fuller investigation of the cause.

    Thomas Hobbes

  • Specialized treatises cover a wide range of subjects: on the immortality of the soul, on innate heat, on the agent sense, on the regressus, on vapour, on rhetoric imitation,

    Assorted Moments of Moral Ambiguity from the World of Gay Porn

  • Moreover, there is in Hobbes's method something like the middle step of regressus.

    Thomas Hobbes

  • Knowledge that the cause exists comes from the first step of regressus.

    Thomas Hobbes

  • Randall referred to the Renaissance discussions of regressus-method up to Zabarella as a preparation for Galileo Galilei's new method of natural science.

    Giacomo Zabarella

  • Natatoria Siloe, vbi cæcus natus à Christo missus lauabat oculos, et regressus est videns.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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