Usage examples for datum

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. In that case the sensation, as a mental event, will consist of awareness of the colour, while the colour itself will remain wholly physical, and may be called the sense- datum to distinguish it from the sensation. –  by
  9. We have, therefore, but to apply the postulate of self- existence to this single ultimate datum and we have a theory of things as rational as the Atheism of the last century was irrational. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  10. I was using your disappearance as a datum in a problem that didn't require it. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  11. Datum and ideatum come first, psychical and physical next in order. – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. It is clear, in the first place, that there can be no datum apart from a belief. –  by
  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
  16. This observed sequence is the fact from which she is said to infer, the datum of experience. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. It is at best a confusing datum to which we must not attach a factitious importance. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  20. The bull omne datum optimum was considered a great inroad upon the rights of the church, and broke the union which had originally subsisted between the Templars and the ecclesiastics. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison