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de re

/ˈdeɪ ˈreɪ/
adjective
1.
(logic, philosophy) (of a belief, possibility, etc) relating to the individual rather than to an expression, as the necessity of the number of wonders of the world is prime since that number, seven, is necessarily prime Compare de dicto
Word Origin
literally: about the thing
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  • Nowhere in de re Metallica does the author explain these substances.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The classification of veins is the same as in de re Metallica.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • We do not present de re Metallica as a work of "practical" value.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • We also give some notes on matters of importance bearing on the nomenclature used in de re Metallica.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • This work, published at least ten years before de re Metallica, contains the first comprehensive account of silver amalgamation.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The first comprehensive description of gold metallurgy in all its branches is in de re Metallica.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Biringuccio gives very little information on tin metallurgy, and we are brought to de re Metallica for the first clear exposition.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • It may be noted that two whole lines from this paragraph are omitted in the editions of de re Metallica after 1600.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Agricola uses throughout de re Metallica the term molybdaena for this substance.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Frontinus also wrote a theoretical treatise on military science (de re militari) which is lost.

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