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- noun Same as
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- noun logic A
termthat is related to the referent
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- noun a term in a proposition that is related to the referent of the proposition
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Thus in the first place each of these two entities is known as a relatum in a general system of space-relations and in the second place the particular mutual relation of these two entities as related to each other in this general system is determined.
Whereas envy is a two party relation, with a third relatum that is a good (albeit a good that could be a particular person's affections); and the envious person's locus of concern is the rival.
And in this case it is clear that the relation is not the same reality as [the two] foundations because the relation is not in everything in which the foundation of the relatum is.
And the same thing is true of all relations between being and non-being, which reason forms insofar as it apprehends a non-being as a certain relatum.
And his point just appears to be that some relational situations are grounded in a single property or accident of a single relatum.
Russell at times used the word "relation" in a broad sense so as to include qualities, which could be considered as "monadic" relations, i.e., relations that only involve one relatum.
Pretiosus Ioannes, vulgo Prete Gianni, vocatur; magno, recepto tamen errore; cum is quondam in Asiae, ut relatum est, regno Tenduc regnaverit.
The entity is so disclosed as a relatum in the complex which is nature.
For example, the space-relations of the thing seen would have necessitated an entity as a relatum in the place of the thing touched even although certain elements of its character had not been disclosed by touch.
This disclosure of an entity as a relatum without further specific discrimination of quality is the basis of our concept of significance.