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open texture

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Definition of open texture in English:

noun

chiefly Philosophy
The inability of certain concepts to be fully or precisely defined or of regulations to be exhaustive and leave no room for interpretation.
Example sentences
  • Metaphorical description, by its very suggestiveness and open texture, resists association with precisely and individually delimitable verification-conditions.
  • The logically open texture of rules in application makes inevitable an element of at least implicit discretion.
  • The tentative notes of a goat bell are a weak memory or prediction of his coming; and their tone, which says there is no empty space, no finally determined gesture, is the only way of measuring the long, open textures of the afternoon.

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