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characterize

(kăr′ăk-tĕr-īz″)
To mark, identify, or describe the attributes of something. This helps to distinguish an individual or material from other examples of similar individuals or materials.
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w]hat is appropriately characterizable as "arbitrary
One set of features that is conductive to the perception of a sport as masculine is characterizable by the required behavior of the sport participant according to the rules of the game.
26) I have emphasized that Sextus could characterize his concepts in terms of his own appearances because they are the only ones that are strictly speaking available for the purpose; what is crucial for my argument, however, is only that they be characterizable in terms of appearances in general, since Sextus says nothing to suggest that such concepts, or propositions couched in terms of them, might be incoherent.
If, for example, someone chooses not to intervene to protect someone's dignity or well-being for the sake of economic gain, such silence and inaction are themselves characterizable as conduct that is not economic personalist.
The social structure of society is not characterizable as something standing alone, apart from the activity and people that created it.
Mulvihill's paper points out that any language is taken to be characterizable through form and content, and creativity occurs where form and content mix.
This does not mean that he takes the characters to be real people with their own agency, their own unconscious, merely that he sees them as more characterizable, because more language is attributed to them, than the person he scrupulously refers to as "the author of Shakespeare's plays.
Certainly, understanding human language is not characterizable in terms of `mere' sensory perception; but if we `perceive' human discourse in some sense, then how can we deny that we `perceive' the performance of the actors and the speeches of the characters in a performance of Hamlet?
Johnston rejects both eliminativism and the assumption that a credible distinction between an F (an object of a certain sort) and its F-configured constituting matter "has to be substantial and characterizable independently of our practice of making judgments which exhibit certain patterns and demarcations.
25) Its core idea is that there is some subset of the models of GTR (perhaps characterizable by the imposition of a new constraint in the theory) in which it can be said that the metric of spacetime is 'fully determined by the material contents of spacetime and their relations, as described by [T.
If we regard our prior belief about [Mu]t as characterizable by a belief - probability distribution, we can apply Bayes' theorem, as in equation (1) in the text
First, though, in chapter 4, Pattison brings in texts from the Kyoto School of modern Japanese Buddhism--beyond my competence to discuss, but the point is to see human existence as characterizable from the ground up as `grace'.

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