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1. Treating all parts or aspects without omission; thorough: an exhaustive study.
2. Tending to exhaust.

ex·haus′tive·ly adv.
ex·haus′tive·ness n.
ex′haus·tiv′i·ty n.


another word for exhaustiveness
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Without claiming exhaustivity, Pozzo guides the reader through a set of debates that illuminate, for instance, the differences between the approaches of Melanchthon, Ramus, and Zabarella--not only on particular points of logic, but also on the nature of the discipline and its relationship to other fields of knowledge in the time.
This formulation of the dichotomy between subjective and objective value, grounded on the Euthyphro dilemma, not only validates our most basic intuitions, but also complies with the two logical parameters: exclusivity and exhaustivity.
It should be noted, however, that not all scholarly works on which my corpus is based strove for exhaustivity, so that the numbers mentioned here can only give a general indication of frequency.
The principle of exhaustivity is demonstrated by the inclusion of "residual occupations" (occupations ending in "all other," such as business operations specialists, all other) which ensures that all jobs can be captured by the SOC structure.
This analytical procedure involved: (a) a pre-analysis: phase of the organization, systematization of ideas and constitution of the language corpus to observe the criteria for exhaustivity, representativity, homogeneity and pertinence; (b) exploration of the language corpus and (c) interpretation, understanding and description of the results.
By permutating either the columns or the rows of a bisquare you can alter the contents of the grid-locations without jeopardizing the principles of exhaustivity and nonrecurrence.
Thirty-three types of index languages were investigated starting with single terms and then adding word forms and synonyms; broader, related, and narrower terms; and term phrases, hierarchies, and combinations thereof, with alterations of levels of specificity and exhaustivity of indexing (Cleverdon, 1967).
He explains that the existence of an optimal solution is conditioned by three constraints: exclusivity, exhaustivity and transitivity of the actions.