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Meaning of COLLIGATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
  2. [n]  the state of being joined together
 

COLLIGATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: conjugation, conjunction, junction
 
 See Also: anastomosis, association, connection, connexion, generalisation, generalization, induction, inductive reasoning, inosculation, synapse, unification, union

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col`li*ga"tion\, n. [L. colligatio.]
1. A binding together. --Sir T. Browne.

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.

         Colligation is not always induction, but induction
         is always colligation.                --J. S. Mill.

 

 

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