entailment

entailment

[en-teyl-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act or fact of entailing, or involving by necessity or as a consequence: The logical entailment of this approach is that the right way to design a curriculum is to make it free of bias.
2.
something involved as a necessary part or consequence of something: Long hours of work are an entailment of the job.
3.
Linguistics. a relationship between two sentences such that if the first is true, the second must also be true, as in Her son drives her to work every day and Her son knows how to drive .

Origin:
entail + -ment

preentailment, noun
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entailment (ɪnˈteɪlmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of entailing or the condition of being entailed
2.  philosophy, logic
 a.  a relationship between propositions such that one must be true if the others are
 b.  See fish-hook Usual symbol: a proposition whose truth depends on such a relationship

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