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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Definitions for aoristic

  1. Indefinite; indeterminate.
  2. In grammar: A tense of the verb indicating past action without reference to whether the action involved was momentary or continuous.

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Citations for aoristic
Kall would have had none of this sense. Higgins had told him some, but his farewell father remained as aoristic as before. E. M. Beekman, The Killing Jar
She caught at the nerves like certain aoristic combinations in music, like tones of astringed instrument swept by the wind, enticing, unseizable. George Meredith, Beauchamp's Career
Origin of aoristic
1840-1850
Aoristic derives from the Greek prefix a-, "not limited," and oristos, "restricted." Horizon is a linguistic relation.