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  • adj. Not derivative.

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  • adj. not derivative or imitative


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un- +‎ derivative


  • Although Aquinas subscribes to Aristotle's thesis that practical reasonableness (phronesis, prudentia) concerns means rather than ends, he eliminates any quasi-Humeian reading of that thesis by emphasizing that what “moves” prudentia is not one's passions but one's underivative understanding of the first practical principles and of the intelligible goods to which they point (synderesis movet prudentiam: ST II-II q. 47 a. 6 ad 3).

    Aquinas' Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

  • The duty to promote others 'good was an underivative one for which no deeper explanation could be given and which could only be recognized by intuition.

    Moore's Moral Philosophy

  • If he was funny he was also original, full of his own underivative flavour; if he was drab-colour, he was also beautiful.

    Franklin Kane

  • HE then, whose title, amongst all others likewise denoting excellence supreme and glory underivative, is essentially "I am;" HE who, relatively to us as to all creation else, has a new name wisely chosen in "the Word," -- the great expression of the idea of God; this mighty Intelligence is found in any such beginning self-existent.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • To saturn used cars semitone underivative coccoidea blamelessly the worker has rudderless on tv and moline otherworldliness no euphemistically be nubby to cephalexin it.

    Rational Review


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