confirmational

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

confirmation +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

confirmational ‎(not comparable)

  1. (philosophy) Of or pertaining to the confirmation of one theory or observation by others.
    • 2007 September 28, David Liggins, “Quine, Putnam, and the ‘Quine–Putnam’ Indispensability Argument”, in Erkenntnis, volume 68, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10670-007-9081-y:
      Unlike the standard ‘Quine–Putnam’ argument given in Sect. 1, these arguments do not invoke confirmational holism.

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