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colligation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colligation  \Col`li*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  colligatio.] 
  1.  A  binding  together.  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  2.  (Logic)  That  process  by  which  a  number  of  isolated  facts 
  are  brought  under  one  conception,  or  summed  up  in  a 
  general  proposition,  as  when  Kepler  discovered  that  the 
  various  observed  positions  of  the  planet  Mars  were  points 
  in  an  ellipse.  ``The  colligation  of  facts.''  --Whewell. 
 
  Colligation  is  not  always  induction,  but  induction 
  is  always  colligation.  --J.  S.  Mill. 




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