verb[no object] (prescind from) • formal
- 1Leave out of consideration: such traditionalists have prescinded from novel practices and attitudesMore example sentences
- In identifying defeaters that our evidence must eliminate if we are to claim knowledge, the more we prescind from practical considerations, the wider we cast our net.
- There are tremendously significant issues, and this doesn't prescind from making a judgment on people's personalities.
- Here is an opportunity to prescind from emotion and think critically about a very important subject.
- 1.1 [with object] Detach or separate from something: his is an idea entirely prescinded from all of the othersMore example sentences
- We can react to it and then prescind it from what we experience.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'cut off abruptly or prematurely'): from Latin praescindere, from prae 'before' + scindere 'to cut'.
More definitions of prescindDefinition of prescind in:
- The US English dictionary