de dicto

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de dicto

(ˈdeɪˈdɪktəʊ)
adj
(Logic) logic philosophy relating to the expression of a belief, possibility, etc, rather than to the individuals mentioned, as in the number of the planets is the number of satellites of the sun, the truth of which is independent of what number that is. Compare de re See also Electra paradox
[literally: about the saying]
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