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Usage examples for datum

  1. For any datum more ultimate than permanent existence is manifestly impossible, while any such datum as non- permanent existence would clearly render science impossible. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  2. No estimate, however, of even tolerable accuracy, can be drawn from so imperfect a datum; though it was perhaps the best in our power to acquire. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  3. Datum Heidelberg, July 26, 1661. Your Imperial Majesty's most humble and obedient servant, Charlotta Countess Palatine of the Rhine, born Landgravine of Hesse. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  4. If this is to be the case in the world of one man's sense- data, and if each sense- datum is to have not less than a certain finite temporal extension, it will be necessary to assume that we always have an infinite number of sense- data simultaneous with any given sense- datum. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  5. I was using your disappearance as a datum in a problem that didn't require it. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. The belief which this datum of consciousness constitutes has a higher warrant than any other belief whatsoever. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  7. This observed sequence is the fact from which she is said to infer, the datum of experience. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  8. What is first in essence or absolutely, is the universal, that is, the form or idea, the datum of reason. – A Short History of Greek Philosophy by John Marshall
  9. It is at best a confusing datum to which we must not attach a factitious importance. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  10. The sense- datum, on the other hand, stands over against the subject as that external object of which in sensation the subject is aware. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  11. He then shows that the doctrine of the Conservation of Energy supplies us with such a datum, and thus the conclusion easily follows-" It would seem, then, that the only sense in which experience supports, in any shape, the doctrine of a First Cause, viz. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  12. It is important to have both terms; for we wish to discuss whether an object which is at one time a sense- datum can still exist at a time when it is not a sense- datum. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  13. As a matter of fact, it was only a temporary datum of one of His Majesty's surveying ships engaged in attempting to set the bounds of the Barrier. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  14. Toxica zelotypo dedit uxor maecha marito, Nec satis ad mortem credidit esse datum; Miscuit argenti lethalia pondera vivi, Ut celeret certam vis geminata necem. – Lucasta by Richard Lovelace
  15. If we propose to ourselves, on the contrary, to penetrate into the historic events which have developed up to our own times, by taking, as we do, for a guiding thread the variations of the forms of the underlying economic structure up to the simplest datum in the variations of the tool of production, we must become fully conscious of the difficulty of the problem which we are setting ourselves: because here we have not merely to open our eyes and behold, but to make a supreme effort of thought, with the aim of triumphing over the multiform spectacle of immediate experience to reduce its elements into a genetic series. – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
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