Thomas Reid Quote

A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known. Hence it is evident that every word cannot be defined; for the definition must consist of words; and there could be no definition, if there were not words previously understood without definition.


Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (ed. 1785)

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A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known. Hence it is evident that every...

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A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known. Hence it is evident that every...

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A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known. Hence it is evident that every...

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A definition is nothing else but an explication of the meaning of a word, by words whose meaning is already known. Hence it is evident that every...