Robert A. (Bob) Morris
ram at CS.UMB.EDU
Tue Mar 11 13:49:13 CET 2003
Consilience. The fact of ,jumping together, or agreeing; coincidence, concurrence;
said of the accordance of two or more inductions drawn from different
groups of phenomena. OED online
I don't think this conveys that several concepts are being collated
(which I don't like because it often implies a natural order). Rather
it would seem to imply that several things mean or imply the same
However, the second meaning for 'collation' in the OED is "The action
of bringing together and comparing; comparison.", which might in fact
meet Gregor's needs. So maybe I should withdraw my dislike.
martin grube writes:
> Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 19:26:32 +0100
> From: martin grube <martin.grube at KFUNIGRAZ.AC.AT>
> To: TDWG-SDD at usobi.org
> Subject: Re: Correct term
> ...consilience might serve a plurilingual world...
> the mail was intended for Gregor, therefore the accidentual German.
> martin grube wrote:
> >das Wort (engl.) "consilience" oder "consilation" (aus lat. "consilere")
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