Abstractive



having the power of .
pertaining to an or summary.
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An abstractive set which satisfies this condition is thus an abstractive set composed wholly of durations.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

Accordingly an event-particle could cover no other abstractive element.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

According to my own theory it only differentiates itself from time at a somewhat developed stage of the abstractive process.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

Let σ be the name of any condition which some abstractive sets fulfil.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

It is evident that—with this meaning of σ—every abstractive set equal to a σ-prime is itself a σ-prime.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

There are classes of these abstractive elements which are of great importance.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

A station can also be defined in the character of an abstractive element.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

The book contains an intellectualist, static, determinist, abstractive trend.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4 Various

Then the group of all the σ-primes is the abstractive element which is associated with the given solid.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

Thus an abstractive set is effectively the entity meant when we consider an instant of time without temporal extension.
The Concept of Nature Alfred North Whitehead

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