polythetic

polythetic

(of a taxon) where each member possess a majority of a set of characters.
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Polythetic conceptualization is the soul of current psychiatric diagnosis and is found in the definition of most mental disorders.
Women's endorsement of different models of sexual functioning supports polythetic criteria of female sexual Interest/ Arousal disorder in DSM-5.
As a starting point for the polythetic classification of programs as character education programs, the following features are suggested as reasonable category minima:
Rhetoric's diverse materiality: Polythetic, ontology, and genealogy.
A polythetic scoring scheme (scoring three or above on at least four of the six items) is used to categorize addicts and non-addicts.
However, in agreement with researchers who have assessed other behavior addictions (Lemmens et al., 2009), a liberal approach would necessitate use of polythetic scoring and a monothetic scoring scheme (Andreassen et al., 2012).
Most algorithms are polythetic (i.e.) they are computation of distances between patterns, and the decisions are based on these patterns.
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.
They detail the complications that arise from the 'polythetic nature' of BPD i.e.
This combination is sufficient to conform an intentional meaning of the polythetic concept of the new clade (Reig, 1987:364).
Wilson, From the Lexical to the Polythetic: A Brief History of the Definition of Religion, in WHAT IS RELIGION?, in ORIGINS, DEFINITIONS, AND EXPLANATIONS 141, 144-48 (Thomas A.