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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or relating to enlarging a concept by adding to that which is already known or received.

Usage examples (36)
  • By contrast, "ampliative" inference is not strictly deductive.
  • Thus, the kind of ampliative inference I posit as the norm, i.e., inference to the best explanation, must and does exhibit, in the concrete, the features Brandon discusses.
  • He thus uses an ampliative yardstick for judging ampliative rules.
  • I can think of no better term than, simply, 'ampliative inference'. for more
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