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Headword: *(/oros
Adler number: omicron,627
Translated headword: definition
Vetting Status: high
A [o(/ros] definition is an analytical statement expressed precisely; [1] or [it is] an account [of a peculiar characteristic].[2] But an outline [u(pografh/] is a statement that introduces [us] to the facts by means of an impression, or [it is] a definition which conveys in a simpler form the power of the definition.[3]
Definition differs from demonstration. See also under [the entry] 'demonstration'.[4]
Greek Original:
*(/oros: o(/ros e)sti\ lo/gos kat' a)na/lusin a)partizo/ntws e)kfero/menos: h)\ h( a)po/dosis. u(pografh\ de/ e)sti lo/gos tupwdw=s ei)sa/gwn ei)s ta\ pra/gmata, h)\ o(/ros a(plou/steron th\n tou= o(/rou du/namin prosenhnegme/nos. diafe/rei de\ o(/ros a)podei/cews. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| a)po/deicis.
See also alpha 1951, alpha 2929 (and omicron 625 for another meaning of this headword).
[1] Diogenes Laertius 7.60, citing the Stoic Antipater's treatise On definitions.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.60, quoting the Stoic Chrysippus' book On definitions. The word 'of a peculiar characteristic' (i)di/ou) is in Diog.Laert. and is needed for the sense.
[3] Diogenes Laertius 7.60.
[4] alpha 3289; see also omicron 565.
Keywords: definition; philosophy
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 7 January 2004@14:15:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation; cosmetics, status) on 8 January 2004@00:53:52.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 8 January 2004@03:06:37.
David Whitehead (adjustments) on 19 July 2013@03:12:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 11 February 2021@23:00:20.


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