polythetic

polythetic

(of a taxon) where each member possess a majority of a set of characters.
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2009), a liberal approach would necessitate use of polythetic scoring and a monothetic scoring scheme (Andreassen et al.
Indicator Species Analysis, a Divisive Polythetic Method of Classification and its Application to a Survey of Native Pinewoods in Scotland.
This monothetic unity is composed of various polythetic constituents, subprovinces--Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism--that aid in the constitution of this province.
This combination is sufficient to conform an intentional meaning of the polythetic concept of the new clade (Reig, 1987:364).
However, in acknowledgement of the polythetic nature of psychosis, researchers in this area have also used more specific symptomatic components of psychosis as representative dependent variables: paranoid ideation, hallucinations, and, more rarely, abnormalities of thought.
In "Introduction: Understanding the New Reform Judaism," Kaplan defines Reform Judaism as a movement that actively harmonizes religious practices and beliefs within the context of a polythetic under standing of Judaism and modern culture of pluralism.
I would have preferred that she lean more on Bastide's own, more polythetic formulation, which approaches Afro-Atlantic cultural history in terms of two overlapping, yet nonsynonymous registers: the experience of "black" people of sub-Saharan descent in the Americas whether or not it involves African culture, perse, and the routes and transplanted roots of "African" cultural forms whether or not tethered to black people.
It is argued that the polythetic notion of family resemblance is useful in gambling studies since it does not impose fixed conceptual boundaries between activities that share many elements.
To define the functional groups, considering the trait state selected for this study, a hierarchical, agglomerative and polythetic clustering analysis based on Bray-Curtis distances was used.
Jean and John Comaroff have highlighted the ideological shift that has taken place throughout the last decades from an 'old-style' nationalism to our contemporary identity politics; it is a shift, they argue, from the 'old-style' understanding of the nation state as a single, coherent, construct, to a labile historical formation, a polythetic class of polities-in-motion.
case definition uses a polythetic approach for assessing symptomatology.