Definition of Definiens

1. Noun. (semantics) The word or phrase that defines the definiendum in a definition. ¹



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Definition of Definiens

1. [n DEFINIENTIA]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Definiens

definably
definate
definately
definatly
define
defined
defined medium
definedness
definement
definements
definer
definers
defines
definienda
definiendum
definiens (current term)
definientia
defining
defining-vocabulary
defining characteristic
defining characteristics
defining vocabulary
definite
definite-article
definite article
definite articles
definite clause
definite integral
definite integrals
definite quantity

Literary usage of Definiens

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1. The Logic of Definition: Explained and Applied by William Leslie Davidson (1885)
"... thing to be explained; instead of the definiens helping us to the meaning of the definitum, the definitum throws light on the definiens. II. Its Tests. ..."

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