The Commens Dictionary

Quote from ‘Definitions for Baldwin's Dictionary [R]’


A term appears, in the general algebra of logic of Peirce, as well as in the logical graphs of the same logician, as a symbol which does not definitely and separately show its object, or more clearly speaking, as a proposition in which blanks are left for some or all of its subjects; as ‘– is a man,’ ‘– loves –.’

1901-1902 [c.]
MS [R] 1147
‘Term’ (pub. 10.08.17-15:14). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from
Aug 10, 2017, 15:14 by Mats Bergman
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Aug 10, 2017, 15:22 by Mats Bergman