# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘A Sketch of Logical Critics’

Quote:

The definition and the utility of a definition require it to specify everything essential, and to omit all that is inessential, to its definitum: though it may be pardoned for calling special attention to an omission in order to show that it was not inconsiderate.

Date:
1911
References:
EP 2:454
Citation:
‘Definition’ (pub. 16.04.13-19:15). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-sketch-logical-critics-3.
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Apr 16, 2013, 19:15 by Sami Paavola
Last revised:
Jan 07, 2014, 00:58 by Commens Admin