- (of an image, idea, etc.) presented, known, or capable of being known directly.
- Ecclesiastical. admitting of or pertaining to presentation.
- Philosophy. immediately knowable; capable of being known without thought or reflection.
Origin of presentative
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Examples from the Web for presentative
Acting in Elizabethan days was a presentative, rather than a representative, art.The Theory of the Theatre
If we wish to cultivate the Representative faculties, we must begin by cultivating the Presentative faculties.Thought-Culture
William Walker Atkinson
We have seen that "Ultimate Scientific Ideas are all" presentative "of realities" which can "be comprehended."
Dewey favors the naïve standpoint, and affirms that presentative realism is tainted by an epistemological subjectivism.
In opposition to presentative realism, Dewey offers his 'naturalistic' interpretation of knowledge.
- able to be known or perceived immediately
- capable of knowing or perceiving in this way
- subject to or conferring the right of ecclesiastical presentation
- Having the capacity or function of bringing an idea or image to mind.
- Perceived or capable of being perceived directly rather than through association.
- Having the ability to so perceive.
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