in concreto

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Borrowed from Latin in concreto.


in concreto (comparative more in concreto, superlative most in concreto)

  1. In a concrete sense.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 27:
      Not a deity in concreto, not a superhuman person, but the immanent divinity in things, the essentially spiritual structure of the universe, is the object of the transcendentalist cult.
    • 1781, Immanuel Kant, The Critique on Pure Reason, Cambridge University Press 1998, p. 694:
      the sources of cognition on which alone the teacher can draw lie nowhere other than in the essential and genuine principles of reason, and consequently cannot be derived from anywhere else by the student, nor disputed in any way, precisely because reason is here used in concreto though nevertheless a priori, founded, that is, in pure and therefore error-free intuition, and excludes all deception and error (A838)

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