nonexplanatory

nonexplanatory

(ˌnɒnɪkˈsplænətərɪ)
adj
not explanatory
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To succeed, Aquinas must show how this defect is both voluntarily caused by the agent and nonculpable despite its serving as the origin for sin (if it were culpable, a nonexplanatory regress would ensue).
An exploratory MR analysis was therefore performed; first, by inserting as independent variables all climatic data thought to possess some biological and/or physiological meaning, and then performing the backward elimination of all nonexplanatory variables.
Hence, if there is reason to believe that all these (nonexplanatory) utterances result in assertions of p (along, perhaps, with assertions of various other, descriptively enriched, propositions in different contexts), then those reasons will remain in force --as will the reasons for thinking that no other, descriptively enriched, propositions are asserted in all these contexts--, in which case none of those propositions will remain in contention for qualifying as the semantic content of the ascription.
Any attempt to identify (without re-arguing) a point of law or fact that counsel legitimately believes is reviewable by the Supreme Court, but which has been overlooked by the district court, invariably invites the retort from appellee's counsel that the motion is nothing more than re-argument--a criticism that provides district court judges with a ready and plausible basis to issue a nonexplanatory and summary denial of the opinion-requesting motion.
These interventions would be better informed and therefore more effective than those based on a general, nonexplanatory model.
We suspect that this is one route to the - in our view, absurd - conclusion that Darwin's principle is a mere (nonexplanatory) tautology (but see Section 2.3 for further discussion of this strategy for dealing with cp clauses).