solvitur ambulando

an appeal to practical experience for a solution or proof, Latin, literally "(the problem) is solved by walking," originally in reference to the proof by Diogenes the Cynic of the possibility of motion.


Nearby words

  1. solve,
  2. solvency,
  3. solvent,
  4. solvent abuse,
  5. solvently,
  6. solvolysis,
  7. solvolytic,
  8. solway firth,
  9. solyman,
  10. solyman i

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