definiens

definiens

[dih-fin-ee-uhnz]
noun, plural definientia [dih-fin-ee-en-shuh, -shee-uh] .
1.
something that defines, especially the defining part of a dictionary entry.
2.
Logic. an expression in terms of which another may be adequately defined.
Compare definiendum.


Origin:
1870–75; < Latin dēfīniēns, present participle of dēfīnīre; see define

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definiens (dɪˈfɪnɪənz)
 
n , pl definientia
Compare definiendum the word or words used to define or give an account of the meaning of another word, as in a dictionary entry
 
[Latin: defining]

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