Singular term

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(Logic) a term which represents or stands for a single individual.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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plus-or-minus two" is a singular term, should we take it seriously
The first one is based on an analytical approach for calculating the root locus varying Young's modulus, and the second one is based on the influence of distance (instead of the order) on the singular term. The same result obtained from two different methodologies was summarized, and the feasibility of different methodologies was also discussed.
It's a combination of two views: that a singular term 't' refers to something (or other) if the sentence 't exists' is true (p.
Keywords: Elliptic equations, sign changing solutions, variational methods, concave term, singular term
Indeed one standard form of free logic, negative free logic, insists that any simple sentence with an empty singular term is false: truth for a unary simple sentence requires the singular term to have a referent that possesses the property expressed; falsity is absence of truth.
In his singular term after 1988, George Bush led an international alliance that liberated Kuwait, and during his tenure, the communist bloc collapsed after a Cold War that lasted 70 years.
Lemma 4 (singular expansion of P(w)) The generating function P(w) = [[summation].sub.n] [p.sub.n][w.sup.n] counting prime 2-orientations has radius of convergence [rho] = Q(1/8) [approximately equal to] 0.18, and the leading singular term of P(w) at [rho] is
If the vagueness of the referent is inherited by its singular term, there are vague variables.
Jameson's concepts that are incapable of resolution into a singular term promote the egalitarian possibility of leveling, so that as social stratifications are leveled by being held in equal relation to each other, new possibilities are opened up for democracy.
The Court also ruled the definitional section that used the singular term "employee" does not explicitly require the IRS to make the computations on an individual basis.
The extension of a singular term is its designatum, that is, the designated object for which the term stands; the extension of a sentence is either truth or falsity.