Colligation
Colligation Col`li*ga"tion, n. [L. colligatio.] 1. A binding together. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. (Logic) That process by which a number of isolated facts are brought under one conception, or summed up in a general proposition, as when Kepler discovered that the various observed positions of the planet Mars were points in an ellipse. ``The colligation of facts.'' --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

Colligation is not always induction, but induction is always colligation. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]


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