noun, plural ta·bu·lae ra·sae [tab-yuh-lee -rah-see, -zee, rey-; Latin tah-boo-lahy -rah-sahy]. /ˈtæb yəˌli ˈrɑ si, -zi, ˈreɪ-; Latin ˈtɑ bʊˌlaɪ ˈrɑ saɪ/.
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Example sentences from the Web for tabula rasa
During the Enlightenment, the fresh start idea was given a philosophical boost when John Locke argued that each person begins life with a tabula rasa, what we think of today as a “blank slate.”
Rasa said 15 people were injured in the attack, and four of them are in critical condition.
“All the injuries we treated were consistent with laceration-type injuries,” said Rasa.
Rasa added: “As far as I can tell most of the victims were students.”
“It was a chaotic scene,” said Capt. Robert Rasa of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.
Asked why the suspect would use a knife, Rasa had no explanation.
In his Tabula ad situandos et concordandos menses cum signis in dorso astrolabii in Atti della soc.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
The soul, originally a tabula rasa, is gradually perfected by the ideas which theoretical speculation acquires.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
It was said to be impossible to escape, from one end of the country to the other, the tin-tan-tabula of their jubilation.I, Thou, and the Other One|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The two former are lost, and most scholars deny the authenticity of the Tabula on the ground of material and verbal anachronisms.
Item alia tabula expositoria vocabulorum difficilium eiusdem Biblie.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
British Dictionary definitions for tabula rasa
noun plural tabulae rasae (ˈtæbjʊliː ˈrɑːsiː)
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Cultural definitions for tabula rasa
Something new, fresh, unmarked, or uninfluenced. Tabula rasa is Latin for “blank slate.”