numerical identity

noun

logic the relation that holds between two relata when they are the selfsame entity, that is, when the terms designating them have the same referenceCompare qualitative identity See also Leibnitz's law

Nearby words

  1. numerator,
  2. numerical,
  3. numerical analysis,
  4. numerical aperture,
  5. numerical control,
  6. numerical taxonomy,
  7. numerical weather prediction,
  8. numerically,
  9. numero uno,
  10. numerology

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