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.
The nature of boredom is conditioned by the constitutive property of inactivity.
It is a highly-recommended reading not only for advanced scholars of Asian studies who hope to build upon the theoretically-oriented and empirically-grounded analyses advocated in this volume, but also for students and interested individuals who are deeply interested in Southeast Asia, or more broadly, on the study of regional and national economies vis-a-vis their constitutive property of being globally embedded.
It seems to me that in this passage Bruno, using Aristotelian terms, is underlining how momentary/transitory is the possibility of holding images/phantasms in the memory This is precisely because their constitutive property links them to the acting intellect, which in incessantly following the reality of sensible objects is continuously actualizing the species intelligibiles in thought.
In particular, we cannot tell what it is by simply inspecting its ordinary designators, for the constitutive property of the [phi]-ing of object X at time t will probably not be [phi] itself, though it will always include [phi]:
A constitutive property is required to be a very detailed property, one that is in some sense saturated in relevant detail; and we have not yet proved that we cannot articulate appropriate concepts of saturation and relevance.
An easy way to restore uniqueness is to insist that the real (unique) constitutive property of an event-token is the conjunction of all its apparent constitutive properties, and this seems to be Bennett's solution.
If the gradual addition or diminution of this constitutive property eventually leaves us puzzled about the scope of proper predications, then we have identified a vague predicate/property.
Her other research interests include constitutive property measurements at elevated temperatures and microwave and mm-wave measurement techniques.
The constitutive property of human language is that linguistic expressions exhibit an abstract hierarchical structure.