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Definition of "stipulative" [stipulative]

  • Relating to a stipulation. (adjective)
  • Relating to something that is merely asserted in an ad hoc fashion rather than following logically from general principles. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "stipulative" in a sentence
  • "Saul Kripke (1980) has drawn attention to a special kind of stipulative definition."
  • "This distinction between hand and organ for grasping is not something Heidegger arrived at by studying apes in the Black Forest, but rather has a purely stipulative character."
  • "So to make the domain of our discussion precise, we'll have to give it a stipulative (and hence somewhat artificial) definition."