adequation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin adaequatio, from ad + aequatio.

Noun[edit]

adequation (plural adequations)

  1. equivalence
  2. (linguistics) A change in the meaning of a term depending upon context
  3. (obsolete) The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.
    • Bishop Barlow
      The principles of logick and natural reason tell us, that there must be a just proportion and adequation between the medium by which we prove, and the conclusion to be proved.