definiendum

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēfīniendum, gerund of dēfīniō.

NounEdit

definiendum (plural definienda)

  1. (semantics) The termword or phrase—defined in a definition.
    In the defining statement "A lake is a large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water", "lake" is the definiendum, "stretch of water" is the genus, and "large", "landlocked" and "naturally occurring" are the differentiae.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dēfīniō (I set limits)

PronunciationEdit

GerundEdit

dēfīniendum n accusative (gerundive dēfīniendus)

  1. limiting
  2. defining
  3. restricting

InflectionEdit

Second declension, defective.

Number 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.

ParticipleEdit

dēfīniendum

  1. nominative neuter singular of dēfīniendus
  2. accusative masculine singular of dēfīniendus
  3. accusative neuter singular of dēfīniendus
  4. vocative neuter singular of dēfīniendus
Last modified on 9 September 2013, at 23:47