Ampliative
Ampliative Am"pli*a*tive, a. (Logic) Enlarging a conception by adding to that which is already known or received. [1913 Webster]

``All bodies possess power of attraction'' is an ampliative judgment; because we can think of bodies without thinking of attraction as one of their immediate primary attributes. --Abp. W. Thomson. [1913 Webster]


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  • ampliatif — ampliatif, ive [ ɑ̃plijatif, iv ] adj. • 1548; « qui agrandit » XVe; du rad. de ampliation ♦ Dr. Qui développe et complète ce qui a été dit dans un acte précédent. Mémoire ampliatif. ♢ Constituant une ampliation. Acte ampliatif. ● ampliatif,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Peirce, Charles Sanders — American pragmatism Peirce Cheryl Misak INTRODUCTION Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), one of America’s greatest philosophers, mathematicians, and logicians, was a difficult and not altogether pleasant character. That, combined with what the… …   History of philosophy

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