definiendum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dēfīniendum, gerund of dēfīniō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪˌfɪniˈɛndəm/
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Noun[edit]

Examples
  • A lake is a large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water.

definiendum (plural definienda)

  1. (semantics) The termword or phrase—defined in a definition.
    • 1991, William Thomas Parry, Edward A. Hacker, Aristotelian Logic, SUNY Press, →ISBN, page 84:
      However, most advocates of the importance of real definition have limited the definiendum to certain kinds of things: usually an abstract entity or a concept.
    • 2013, Edward Craig, editor, Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Routledge, →ISBN, page 198:
      The objects themselves are the definienda of the definition. The first set of properties through which the definienda are collected together to form a group is called ‘the limiting properties of being the definienda of the definition’.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dēfīniō (I set limits).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēfīniendum (accusative, gerundive dēfīniendus)

  1. limiting
  2. defining
  3. restricting

Declension[edit]

Second declension, defective.

Case Singular
Nominative
Genitive dēfīniendī
Dative dēfīniendō
Accusative dēfīniendum
Ablative dēfīniendō
Vocative

There is no nominative form. The present active infinitive of the parent verb is used in situations that require a nominative form.
The accusative may also be substituted by the infinitive in this way.

Participle[edit]

dēfīniendum

  1. inflection of dēfīniendus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular