to bind or fasten together.
Logic. to link (facts) together by a general description or by a hypothesis that applies to them all.
- col·li·ga·tion, noun
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How to use colligate in a sentence
Do they serve to direct observation, colligate data, and guide experimentation, or are they otiose?Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
We can observe and colligate the facts of emotion and volition, as we can observe the position of the stars and the laws of heat.Social Rights And Duties | Leslie Stephen
Granting the validity of the evidence, the hypothesis appears to colligate the facts.Magic and Religion | Andrew Lang
A scientific hypothesis is not required to colligate more than the known facts in each case.Magic and Religion | Andrew Lang
I am still persuaded that both for young ministers and for old ones the colligate plan is very desirable.Congregationalism in the Court Suburb | John Stoughton
British Dictionary definitions for colligate
to connect or link together; tie; join
to relate (isolated facts, observations, etc) by a general hypothesis
- colligation, noun
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