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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis.

Usage examples (26)
  • This “act of thought” is a process Whewell called “colligation.”
  • Mill does not disagree, but argues, contrary to Whewell, that colligation by itself is no test of truth.
  • colligation is not always induction; but induction is always colligation.
  • But the induction, once made, accomplishes the purposes of colligation likewise. for more
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