constitutive property

constitutive property

[′kän·stə‚tüd·iv ′präp·ərd·ē]
(chemistry)
Any physical or chemical property that depends on the constitution or structure of the molecule.
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Yet when one of the two contraries is a constitutive property of the subject, as it is a constitutive property of fire to be hot, of snow to be white, it is necessary determinately that one of the two contraries, not one or the other, should be present in the subject; for fire cannot be cold, or snow black.
Again, in the case of contraries, it is possible that there should be changes from either into the other, while the subject retains its identity, unless indeed one of the contraries is a constitutive property of that subject, as heat is of fire.
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