Definition of "transitivity" [transitivity]

  • The degree in which any one verb can take/govern objects. (noun)
  • The property of being transitive. (noun)

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Use "transitivity" in a sentence
  • "˜said of™ primary substances, so is the genus (recall the transitivity of the ˜said of™ relation)."
  • "Unless there are constraints on how the objects of choice are individuated, conditions of rationality such as transitivity are empty."
  • "These theorems show that if preferences among acts meet certain constraints, such as transitivity, then there exist a probability function and a utility function (given a choice of scale) that generate expected utilities agreeing with preferences."